A 16 days campaign against gender violence with a slogan of ” Home is a base for peace: gender violence free society for sustainable development” has kicked off nationwide from November 25.
The national women commission said that the campaign was started with the objective of awaring people as violence incidents have been increasing in recent days as per the documentation. The campaign will be operated for 16 days.
In 1960, three sisters from Mirawel of Dominican republic were heniously killed by the then Truzilo autocratic government. This killing is taken as a political violence based on gender violence. In respect of these three sisters, 16 days campaign is celebrated.
The campaign has also announced to provide support and justice to the violence victims by lodging complaint at police, National women commission and human rights organization.
The women, children and social welfare ministry, National Women Commission and NGOs have organised a rally program on November 25 in Kathmandu. The rally started from Bhadrakali, Newroad and ended as an assembly in Basantapur.
While addressing the assembly, Youth and Sports minister Daljit B.K Shrepaili said that gender based violence is crime against humanity and government has been operating various program to end it.