NEST has organised a three day training workshop on "Women leadership development training " in Kathmandu. The aim was to Enhance the leadership skills of Women Street Vendors, share and discuss the Code of Conduct on Violence against women and strategise to expand membership.
There were 44 participants. Among them, 3 were male and 41 were female. The sessions were facilitated by Cde. Binda Pandey - Member of ILO Governing body and GEFONT planning Commission, Cde. Pemba Lama -Deputy Secreatary General GEFONT, Cde. Bidur Karki -GEFONT Secretary,Education Department, Cde. Ramesh Mainali -GEFONT Education Department and Cde. Narayan Neupane -President of NEST on Leadership-its quality, Roles & responsibilities of leaders,organisation and its characteristics,Union Management ,Office Management ,Finance Management, Organising strategy, Trade Union Rights and roles of Committee members.
During the training Code of conduct violence against women which was developed by 5th National women conference held on March 08 and 09 2013 where 700 women delegates had participated.
During these Three days training participants identified the problems of Street Vendors and also developed a future work plan focusing on membership expansion
The work plan for the next 6 months are as follows :
The training of Kathmandu was inaugurated by Cde. Umesh Upadhyaya Secretary General of GEFONT. Inaugurating the Training Cde. Upadhyaya said, " Women workforce is about 50 to 52% and their membership in TU is so low. We need to increase women membership in TU. Knowledge which you will gain during this three days, will put into practice for the welfare of Street vendor workers. "
GEFONT Vice President /President GEFONT women committee Cde. Bina Shrestha and Cde. Maya Gurung Secretary NEST also addressed this in the Inaugural session.
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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).
TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015) by Ludovick Kazoka.
INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:
BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).
USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.
INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.
ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).
SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.
MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).
INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.
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