Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has urged government to develop an effective legal mechanism to control the increasing incidents of gender violence.
INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel while releasing a press statement on December 11 has urged government by publicizing the data of violence along with the conclusion of 16 days campaign against gender violence.
Within these 16 days there were 271 incidents of gender violence documented by INSEC, the statement says.
“ During this period, five women were killed by their family members. Three were victimized of witchcraft allegation, two on sexual abuse, nine on rape and three on attempted rape. There were four incidents of polygamy, two of child marriage, two of attempted trafficking”, the statement said. During this period there were 242 incidents of domestic violence were documented by INSEC.
“It was found that incidents relating to domestic violence have been agreed between the parties. Because of the provision on domestic violence control Act, the priority is given for agreement according to the police offices. Serious incident is occurring by taking advantages on this act”, as per the statement.
The day against women violence is being observed every November from 25 to December 10 with various programs.