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25 women leave for Kalapatthar to highlight climate crisis


 |  Kathmandu

Women’s rights activities posing for a photo before flying to Kalapatthar at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday morning.

A team of 25 Nepali women has left for Kalapatthar to inform the world community that the Nepali mountains are melting and local people have been hit hard due to global warming.

A team of 25 women involved in various social organizations working for the climate change and women empowerment left for Kalapatthar this morning to observe International Women’s Day 2024.

International Women's Day, an important date for the women's rights movement, is celebrated globally on March 8.

The team was bidden adieu at the Tribhuvan International Airport by Patricia Fernandez-Pacheco, the UN Women Country Representative to Nepal.

According to the program, the team will march from Lukla to Kalapatthar to disseminate messages that the climate change has badly impacted mountains and the people inhabiting in the Everest region.

According to Prajeeta Karki, the chairperson of the Sath Sathai, the participants will march from Lukla to Kalapatthara and interact with the local representatives on the climate change impact and its solutions.  

“We have been observing International Women’s Day with the slogan, ‘Women United for Climate Justice’ at Kalapatthar (18,519 ft) for three years to draw the attention of the international community about the climate crisis.”

The team will also interact with climate experts and stakeholders about the climate change and its impact on the locals inhabiting at the foot of the mountains during the march, Karki added.


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