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Sath Sathai to observe International Women's Day at Kalapaththar

2024 Feb 26, 16:44,
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Sath Sathai, an organisation pitching for the agenda of climate change and women's empowerment, has decided to observe this year's International Women's Day in Kalapathhar of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) region in Solukhumbu district.

According to the organisation, the 'special' gathering at Kalapaththar on the occasion of the March 8 Day, aims to draw attention of national and international communities to the dire consequences of climate change in the Sagarmatha region and challenges being faced by the mountain population.

Women from different walks of life are scheduled to march up to the region.

An interaction will be held with people's representatives and community on the impact of climate change during the march, organisation president Prajeeta Karki said.

As she said, the organisation has been observing the International Women's Day with the theme of 'Women United for Climate Change' at Kalapaththar for the past three years. The gathering is primarily focused on highlighting issues that mountain people are suffering as a result of snow melting and exploring ways for the solutions.

It is said a group of 25 women from different sectors will leave here for Lukla on February 29 and will engage in interaction with local representatives and communities on ' women empowerment for connecting government and the community for climate change' on March 2 at Syangboche.

They will reach Kalapaththar on March 8. The gathering will draw the attention of the national and international communities to the negative impacts of climate change on community, agriculture and tourism.

This year's International Women's Day is being observed with the theme of 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress'.


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