KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Dubravka Simonovic, said the rape and murder of 13-year old Nirmala Panta is a test case for the Nepal government.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: In the four months since Nirmala Panta, the 13-year-old schoolgirl in Kanchanpur district, was raped and subsequently murdered, the issue of rape and other gender-based violence has remained the most talked-about issue. Civil society groups, informal social media groupings and several other networks launched awareness and pressure campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public about violence against women and girls.
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.
The incident took place in Supaul district in Bihar. The girls are in critical condition. A mob of over two dozen people thrashed them with sticks after they caught a youth writing lewd comments on the hostel wall and scolded him.
CHITWAN, Oct 3: The government plans to start a new campaign to end domestic violence, Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa said. This will succeed previous campaigns the KP Sharma Oli government has initiated over the past couple of months.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Lawmakers speaking during the special time in the meeting of the House of Representatives raised various issues ranging from the need of managing the country's oldest library well to taking strong measures to reduce violence against women.