MP Dr Arzu Rana Deuba Affirms Women’s Empowerment as a Global Imperative

Nepali Congress Leader and Member of Parliament Dr Arzu Rana Deuba has stated that women’s empowerment has now become a global imperative, emphasizing its crucial role in the world. She mentioned that despite the challenges ahead, progress must continue in this direction.

Addressing the 14th Global Economic Forum, Leader Rana highlighted the significant achievements in the field of women’s rights in Nepal. Speaking at the inaugural session of the program in New Delhi, India, which runs until March 2, she emphasized the collective responsibility of both developed and underdeveloped nations to pave the way forward.

During the opening session of the program, India’s Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Tatu Rane delivered a welcome address. Dr. Rajni Aggarwal, President of the Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs and organizer of the event, along with Dr. Hashim Hussein, Head of UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Bahrain, and Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Founder & Chancellor of AAFT University of Media & Art, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, were also present and addressed the audience.

The main part of the topic addressed by Leader Rana in the program was as follows.

Empowering Women: A Global Imperative

Against the backdrop of persistent gender disparities and evolving economic landscapes, the forum’s theme, “Empowerment of Women through Global Business Opportunities,” encapsulates the collective resolve to propel women’s entrepreneurship to new heights. As MP Deuba aptly noted, women’s empowerment stands as a fundamental pillar of human development, essential for achieving inclusive growth and equitable progress on a global scale.

Navigating Challenges, Seizing Opportunities

Acknowledging the multifaceted challenges hindering women’s economic participation, MP Deuba illuminated the daunting realities confronting women worldwide. From declining labor force participation rates to systemic barriers in access to finance and markets, women entrepreneurs confront a myriad of obstacles that impede their path to success. However, amidst these challenges lie immense opportunities for transformative change.

Nepal’s Remarkable Trajectory

Drawing upon Nepal’s remarkable journey towards gender equality,MP Deuba highlighted the nation’s commendable progress in advancing women’s rights and fostering an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs. With notable improvements in policy frameworks and legislative reforms, Nepal stands as a beacon of hope in the quest for gender parity and inclusive economic growth.

Charting the Path Forward

As the forum embarks on a collective endeavor to redefine gender dynamics in the global business arena, Hon. MP Deuba emphasized the need for concerted action and collaborative initiatives. By leveraging the economic prowess of women and fostering an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem, the forum aims to unlock new avenues of growth and prosperity for societies worldwide.

A Call to Action

In closing, MP Deuba echoed the sentiments of global leaders, urging stakeholders across sectors to prioritize women’s empowerment as a cornerstone of sustainable development. Embracing the words of Kofi Annan, she reaffirmed the transformative power of women’s empowerment in shaping a more equitable, prosperous, and resilient world for all.

As the forum concludes, participants remain steadfast in their commitment to advancing the cause of women’s economic empowerment, forging partnerships, and driving meaningful change on a global scale. With unwavering dedication and collective resolve, the journey towards gender equality and inclusive prosperity continues.


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