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Women programmers in focus at 6th National Daughter Conference in Nepal

•    Programmers came from four different provinces of Nepal
•    ‘All future conferences will be organized internationally’

Update : 11 Feb 2024, 08:56 PM

Forty women programmers attended the sixth National Daughter Conference in Surkhet, Karnali Province, Nepal, to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Sunday. 

The three-day conference, which started on Saturday and will continue till Monday, aims to unite daughters and women's rights activists from across Nepal, from east to west and also from the mountains.

The programmers came from four different provinces of Nepal and presented their projects in digital presentations.

Speakers at the conference emphasized that empowering girl children in South Asia is both a moral imperative and a strategic investment in the region's future.

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They stressed the importance of paying attention to girls and prioritizing them in the technology sector to take them forward.

On the conference's second day, these programmers showcased their projects. 

Concurrently, the Mainstream Women's Service Center, the organizing body in Karnali Province, held its annual planning meeting. 

The full committee was established during this meeting, and decisions were made about next year's conference.

The conference organizing committee coordinator, Najbul Khan, said: "We plan to hold two more conferences in two additional provinces of Nepal. All future conferences will be organized internationally. We are making decisions and preparations accordingly. These conferences will take place in various South Asian countries, and more international delegates and guests will attend."

Karnali Province Social Development Minister Khadga Bahadur Pokharel said: “I believe this campaign will help uphold the rights of all women in our community. I suggest dividing this campaign across seven provinces. Congratulations to everyone involved in this mission."

Human rights activists, education experts, civil society, government officials and representatives of adolescent girls were also present.

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