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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Government has decided to observe November 25 as the international day for eliminating violence against women.

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.

Violence against women in a month: 170

September 28, 2018 12:54 pm

KATHMANDU,  Sept 28: A total of 170 cases of violence against women occurred in the country in a month.

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, Aug 24: A resolution motion to end violence against women has been presented before the House of Representatives.

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, April 25: The country recorded a total of 131 incidents of violence against women (VAW) in the month of Chaitra (March/April).

Violence against men rise with VAW

March 9, 2018 08:01 am

BHARATPUR, March 9: Various speakers said a spate of incident of violence against men has also increased with the prevalence violence against women (VAW).

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepali youths organized a demonstration in the capital city on Wednesday as part of 'One Billion Rising Campaign', a worldwide campaign to end violence against women.

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, August 28: Lawmakers have laid emphasis on formulating stringent laws along with their effective enforcement to end all types of violence against women.

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.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 22: Thirty-five-year-old Champa Devi Bhagat of Matsari VDC-7 was thrashed by Rakesh Dhani of the same locality last Saturday. Bhagat says Dhani had attacked her 'without any reason'.

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.

POKHARA, Jan 27: Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Kumar Khadka has said special emphasis should be given to women empowerment for the country's overall development.

Settle VAW cases within 3 months: CJ

December 31, 2016 08:17 am

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 23: The government is pressing for coordination among all the state organs in order to bring about a sense of responsibility and duty to eliminate violence against women (VAW).

POKHARA, Dec 18: Chief Justice Sushila Karki on Saturday directed the district's judges to settle the registered cases related to violence against women (VAW) within the next three months.

‘Kick against violence’ to mark VAW

December 11, 2016 23:30 pm

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.

Students debate VAW

November 26, 2016 09:58 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Global College International organized Inter-A Level speech competition to mark international day for the elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) on Friday.