Embassy Press Releases

A Round Table Discussion to Mark the International Women's Day


The Russian Center of Science & Culture (RCSC) marked the International Women’s Day by holding a “Discussion and dialogue programme on the Status of women in Russia” on 10 March. The programme was jointly organized by the RCSC and Nepal Russia-Friendship Association.

Russian Ambassador’s wife Mrs. Olga Velichkina, in her address as the Chief Guest at the programme, highlighted the key aspects of social, economic and political evolution of women’s rights in Russia and briefed the audience on its government’s efforts to combat gender discrimination. Still, there remains a lot to improve in terms of building women-oriented legislation, she said.

Similarly, Usha Kala Rai, Constituent Assembly (CA) member from CPN-UML shared with the audience her view on the much-needed legal provisions ensuring women’s inalienable rights that should be incorporated into the upcoming statute. According to her Nepali women have always suffered from inequality and have been deprived of basic human rights.

The photos on “Women in Russia & CIS countries” were also exhibited in RCSC premises.

The event was attended by women staff of Russian Embassy, Russian compatriots in Kathmandu and Mrs. Asta Laxmi Shakya, former minister for Women and Social Welfare.

The programme was coordinated and introduced by Mr. Bhagwan Ratna Tuladhar, President of Nepal-Russia Friendship Association.

Kathmandu, March 11, 2011