Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the summit on Monday.
In his address, Pun emphasized upon empowering women in all areas including social, political and economic.
He also expressed concern over increasing violence against women and highlighted the need for public efforts to eliminate it.
The theme of 3-day event is “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment”.
The main objective of the summit is to bring together achievers, women business leaders, professionals, international service providers, resource organizations, experts, government representatives and other stakeholders with a focus on innovative economic transformation through discussions and collaborations.
According to organizers the delegates from the SAARC, ASEAN, EU, Africa, Arab countries and China participating in the summit. The event is organised by the South Asian Women Development Forum.