A Report on the Cases of Violence against Women and Girls

The 111th International Women’s Day is being celebrated with the slogan ‘Women’s Security, Respect, and Employment: The Foundation of Prosperous Nepal’. Nepal is a party to various conventions and treaties, including the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, issued by the United Nations in 1979. Although the condition of women in Nepal has improved, it is not satisfactory. Legal provisions related to women and the state of political participation has improved significantly during the Republican period. Despite this, women in Nepal have been subjected to various forms of structural and gender-based violence. According to the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), which has been monitoring human rights and documenting incidents of human rights violations and abuses, there has not been any decrement in the incidence of violence against women and girls by 2020. This study report is based on the facts and figures recorded by INSEC on the incidents received from all the districts of the country.

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