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The National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders, in partnership with Women Human Rights Defenders Network Makwanpur and Tarangini Foundation, held a public event to release the report of an investigation on B.S. 2078 Mangsir 28, focused on the lives of domestic workers who had been internally displaced and were residing in Kathmandu. The event was presided over by Dr. Renu Adhikari, Founder President of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders and Executive Director of Tarangini Foundation. Honorable Rajendra Prasad Pandey, Chief Minister of Bagmati Province, was the chief guest, while other dignitaries including Bhagwati Pudasaini, Deputy Chief of the Makwanpur District Coordination Committee, Manila Bista, Vice President of Manohari Rural Municipality, and Sarla Bolakhe, Vice President of Bakaiya Rural Municipality, were also in attendance. 

During the event, the guests were informed of the commitment to ensuring the basic rights of domestic workers, such as social security and paid vacations, by registering them at the local level and bringing them under the scope of the minimum wage. Dr. Adhikari emphasized the need to change the patriarchal structure that undervalues women's work and causes violence against women. She also emphasized the importance of considering women's labor as a crucial aspect of social production and national economic development and urged the need to provide formal recognition, minimum wages, and social security for domestic workers, in line with Nepal's Labor Act 2074. The commitments made at the event were supported by the honorable chief guest, who raised demands for the rights of domestic workers.

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