KATHMANDU:- Women in leadership role in various walks of life are trekking to the Base Camp of Mt Everest to call global attention to the adverse impact of climate change.
Twenty seven eminent women from various sectors of society are participating in the march to the Everest Base Camp under the slogan- ‘Women United for Climate Justice’. The march will be launched on March 8, coinciding with the International Women’s Day. The trek will be started from Kathmandu and will take 12 days to reach Kalapaththar.
To be undertaken in coordination of an organization called Sath Sathai, the main goal of the trek is to highlight the impact of climate change in the Himalayan region and draw the world’s attention on it as well as to advocate for climate justice for women.
Moreover, the objective of this trek is to aware the women about the melting of snow in the Himalayan region due to the climate change and to inform them about the climate adaptation and mitigation of climate change impacts.
The women’s team will organize a special programme at Kalapaththar and also highlight the impact of climate change on women to draw the national and global attention towards such issues, said Prajita Karki, Programme Coordinator of Sath Sathai.
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