Nepal: 'One billion rising' launched

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Nepal: 'One billion rising' launched

´One billion rising´, a global campaign for gender equality and justice was launched in the capital on Sunday amid a program attended by more than 50 noted women rights activists from south Asian nations, local civil society organizations, students, politicians, journalists and people from different walks of life.

Speaking at the program, South Asian coordinator of the campaign Kamla Bhasin said that ´one billion rising´ was a historical attempt and an unique call for gender equality and justice.

"We as part of the women´s movements have struggled all over south Asia for decades to end violence against women, but women´s condition is still very poor, and girl child is still not the priority of the majority," she said.

Read more at Republica, published 23 September 2012.