Margaret Hodge, Member of Parliament from the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, revealed that women are outperforming men at every level of education in the UK.
Speaking at a press conference organised by VSO and Sankalpa — Women’s Alliance for Peace, Justice and Democracy, Hodge, who is also a gender specialist and a VSO volunteer, said that women in Nepal have been making good progress in political participation.
Sixty-eight-year-old Hodge, who has four children and nine grandchildren, said the situation has drastically changed now since she joined politics five decades back. "I can see more women are in higher studies and they outperform men in all areas.
"Nepal's extended family system is exemplary allowing women to move outside. Nepalese needs to protect this treasurer. Due to unitary family system, many women in Britain has to confine in home to take care their children," said British MP.
Stating that women are more talented, sincere and hardworking than men, she said, “Many women are entering professions such as medicine, engineering and fashion designing, among others, where they excel.
The challenge, now, is to ensure their promotion on the basis of their capacity and expertise because even in UK, men are favored over women despite equal competence, she added.
Hodge stressed on strong networking among women to push their issues and enforce laws and gain in strength,” she added.