Of the 39 countries that held elections in 2005, the numbers of women in parliament increased in 28 of them. The largest gains were seen in Latin American countries where some countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras and Venezuela) have implemented quotas to promote women in politics. Other countries to implement special measures are New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Burundi, Liberia, Afghanistan and the United Republic of Tanzania.
उसंग पहिलो भेट हिउदे छुट्टिमा म गाउ जादा भएको थियो। बाजे बोजुको र काका काकीको अगाडि मेरा बोर्डिंग स्कूलका अंग्रेजि राइम्सहरु नाचि नाचि मैले गाउदा, ढोकाको चेपबाट, आफुभन्दा अढाइ बर्ष कांछो भाइ च्यापेर ऊ ट्वाल्ल परि एकटक हेरिरहेकि थिई । स्कूल जाने इच्छा त उसलाई त्यसबेला देखिनै थियो। तर नौ पुगि दश लागे पछि मात्र बल्ल बल्ल त्यहिको नि. मा. वि. मा दुइमा भर्ना भई । आमाले मेरो पुरानो झोला र जामा दिदा लाजले र हर्षले, कुम साघुराउदै केहि नभनि सामान टिपि खुर्र भागि ।
“The Seven Party Alliance (SPA) should be very careful of what they are getting into. The strike which they have started seems to have gone out of their hands. Activists have started going house to house asking for at least one participant from each family and have asked private businesses to close down forcefully. People have to participate by will, not by force. These tactics are definitely not democratic but rather resemble that of the Maoists.
The people of this great Himalayan nation have awakened. And the end is close – perhaps only days away. They have overcome fear after being exposed to the limits of oppression and humiliation heaved upon them.
The royal takeover of February 1, 2005, whatever the intentions behind it, was well received by the common Nepali. They were glad that the recurrent strikes and Bandhs had ceased, if only for a while. Things started going awry when the king formed the Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC), nominated discredited leaders of the Panchayat-era, and gave ministerial berth to some convicted criminals. Ignoring the already present Commission for the Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA), which the people trusted,
I’d been reading BP’s “जेल जर्नल” and GaneshMan’s autobiography (sorry, I do not even remember the title right now) when we started hearing about “BP संग्रहालय” being opened for public on the media. I was more interested to see what the authors saw and not really interested in the museum itself, but my Dad dragged me along to see a part of the origins of these creations.
I had never heard of “The Community Consortium for the Right to Work” before. Neither am I aware of the constituents of this consortium. No doubt, after reading the advertisement below that appeared in