Sexual violence against girl child increases in Kaski
December 22, 2020 11:20 AM NPT
KASKI, Dec 22: The incidents of sexual assault and harassment against girls have increased in Kaski district, according to data published by the Informal Sector Services Centre (INSEC), a human rights organization.
The data showing this trend were shared in the preliminary review programme of the Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2021.
Statistics maintained by INSEC shows that 18 girls were subjected to sexual violence from January to date in 2020. Six girls were the victims of sexual assault during the corresponding period last year.
Similarly, three boys suffered sexual assault from January to date in 2020. The data also shows that eight women were either the victims of rape or attempt to rape and sexual harassment in the district during the same period.
INSEC records shows that two incidents of murders - one committed by family member and another by others; three incidents of arbitrary arrests by the state authorities and one other incident of racial discrimination were recorded in the district in 2020.