Seven rape cases reported in span of six months in Baitadi

Published On: June 27, 2022 02:06 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, June 26- There have been seven cases of sexual abuse and harassment against women and girls in Baitadi district in the span of six months. According to the bi-annual report released by the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), seven rape cases, which include three against minor and four against women, were reported in the period this year. 

A woman was killed by her own family member according to INSEC.  Two women were victim of polygamy and 19 women suffered from domestic violence. This was made public by INSEC Representative Nari Badu on Sunday at the half-yearly review seminar of Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2023.

The half-yearly report published by INSEC states that there are more inmates than the actual capacity in the district jail in Baitadi.  There are currently 87 prisoners in the prison that has capacity to accommodate only 25 inmates.

Likewise, the report states that some students at school still do not have textbooks. The report has shown that the health institutions in the district do not have adequate equipment and necessary facilities. Stakeholders present at the program said that initiatives would be taken to solve the problems, said Badu. 

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