KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Despite the constitutional guarantee ensuring a life free of violence and coercion, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 reported rampant cases of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Out of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases reported across the country in the fiscal year, a whopping 78.82 percent are found to be domestic violence, according to the police.

16-day activism against GBV kicks off

November 25, 2023 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The 16-day activism against gender based violence (GBV) began across the globe on Saturday. The launch of activism coincides with the International Day to End Violence against Women.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The Delegation of the European Union to Nepal and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday announced the successful completion of a two-year project on combating Gender Based Violence (GBV). The project was designed to enhance women and girls’ continuous and uninterrupted access to gender-based violence support services in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gender Based Violence

May 22, 2022 12:30 pm

There is a saying that goes, “show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.” Why do you think this saying is so prevalent even today? Well, it is because you can tell how a person is by looking at who they surround themselves with and this on a larger spectrum tells us that the people that we surround ourselves with are the environment that we are in which shapes us to be the person that we are.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Nepal will host international conference ‘Resonating from South Asia to the world: global norms address violence against women and girls’ from March 15 to March 16 in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: While the country is running a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, with the slogan, "Let's start at home to end violence against women", 28 women and girls have fallen victim of domestic violence.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The Zonta Club of Kathmandu launched a campaign to raise awareness against domestic violence, work/public place harassment and child marriage on November 25. The initiative coincided with the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021.

Eliminating gender based violence

February 10, 2021 07:00 am

The way political leadership is working to end gender-based violence in our country is not inspiring enough. There should be greater commitment and more actions.

Preaching and practising

September 20, 2019 09:18 am

It has been more than a decade that PsyD. Brinda Thapa has been working as a mental health professional but she confesses that she too has to make it point to keep her own mental health in check. Having to listen to so many people and counselling them regarding their problems every day can be a little taxing for her mental wellbeing.

Virtue of volunteerism

December 9, 2018 01:00 am

Every year, all over the world, the first week of December marks a lot of events. To start with, the 16 days campaign against gender based violence reaches its peak and culminates into the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on December 10. The

In pursuit of equality

December 7, 2018 07:51 am

“Where do you see yourself in the list of empowered women?” – A casual question flung my way when my colleagues and I were gossiping over coffee. My instant reaction was somewhere at the top. I really felt like an “empowered woman”, especially when I compared myself with the general situation of women in Nepal and reminded myself of the fact that gender based violence and other heinous crimes like female feticide are still rampant in our country.

POKHARA, Dec 4: The Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) is to make sure all the educational intuitions in the metropolis would have sanitary pads for the girl students, keeping in mind the sensitive issue related to the reproductive health of the girls.


November 30, 2018 07:58 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: We love doing things with a little – sometimes a lot – of fanfare even though we may not have a lot to shout about. No, I’m not talking about our dear PM Oli’s face being plastered all over the front pages of newspapers on Tuesday and all around the city in what was a monumental waste of taxpayer’s money. You know a government has reached its low point when this is the sort of thing they have to resort to in order to make their ‘presence’ felt.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has instructed all its subordinate offices and units to stand against gender-based violence (GBV) as the government plans to launch a two-week campaign against GBV from November 25 to December 10.

MUKTINATH, Nov 25: The Federation of Community Forest Users' of Nepal (FECOFUN), Gandaki Province, has launched a campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) from the premises of famous Muktinath Temple in Mustang.