GORKHA, Nov 30: A total of 11 women and children committed suicide in Gorkha in the last four months. During last fiscal year, 29 women and children had taken their own lives. According to the district police office, huge number women and children hit by domestic violence are found to have committed suicide. And domestic violence is more common in poor and marginalized communities.
PALPA, Nov 26: Formal and informal programs of various kinds were held in the district on Monday as part of the 16-day activism against violence against women (VAW) organized worldwide and across the country. The campaign that begins every year from 25 November and ends in 10 December has brought stakeholders together for the cause.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović has commended Nepal on the substantive legal reforms during the past three years aimed at harmonizing its national legal system with the new constitutional provisions and international commitments to human rights, including women’s rights.
DHANGADI, Oct 7: With the incidence of rape and sexual assault unabated in different parts of the country, around 1,700 women have joined a week of self-defense training in Kailai district. The training is said to be the first of its kind in the far-western region.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Women, Children and Social Welfare Committee of the Federal Parliament is to expedite the activities to control the incidents of gender-based violence, criminal activities like rape that have increased in the country of late.
KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Former Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang has demanded that the government take the initiative toward formulating a provision of death penalty against those convicted of rape and corruption crimes.
KATHMANDU, May 7: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thammaya Thapa Magar has stressed that local levels should respond to the issue of violence against women by making a special mechanism to minimize it.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: All types of incidents of Violence Against Women (VAW) can be registered online from December 11, 2017. Secretary at the National Women Commission, Tulsiram Sedhain shared this in the National Women Conference organized in the capital today by the Asmita Women's Publication Group, Action Aid International, Nepal and the National Women Rights Forum.
KATHMANDU, July 24: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has expressed serious concern over the rising rate of floods and landslides, and as well as the repeated incidents of violence against women in the country.
KATHMANDU, July 13: Speaker Onsari Gharti has directed the government to take action against those involved in violence against women and murder, saying serious attention of the Parliament has been drawn towards such incidents.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Scores of participants mostly youths participated in a demonstrations in four different locations in Kathmandu on Tuesday to raise awareness against all forms of abuse against women.
SURKHET, Dec 31: Chief Justice Sushila Karki has instructed judges to settle cases related to violence against women (VAW) within three months of registering the cases at the court saying that women are still deprived of getting access to justice.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: ‘Kick against violence,’ a friendly football match, was organized on Saturday at the premises of Sarswoti Madhyamik Vidhyalaya(SMV) in Lele to mark the 16 Days of Violence Against Women (VAW).
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Australian Ambassador to Nepal Glenn White and Chairperson of Maiti Nepal Anuradha Koirala jointly launched a 16-day activism to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.