Durga Devi in digital violence maelstrom

November 28, 2019 14:19 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is currently unfolding in over 180 countries, and Durga Devi from a small village in western Nepal feels the connection as she has been at the receiving end for so long.

Cruel, inhuman, unpardonable

November 6, 2019 03:51 am

Her face was dipped into boiling fish curry simply because she was not cooking fast enough.  And then the perpetrator, none other than her husband, locked her inside and left to bring ointment, which he never did.  Fearing that his dastardly act would become public and he would have to face the consequences, he ran away the next morning.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government over the recent incidents of acid attacks on girls.

BANKE, Aug 17: A campaign against child marriage and violence against women (VAW) is going on in rural settlements in Banke with the help of a courtroom drama.

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BIRENDRANAGAR, June 23: The Karnali State in the past nine months reported 116 cases of rape which is nearly a double compared to the incidences occurred in the corresponding period last year.

CHAINPUR, June 23: A journalists' network has been formed to work for mitigation of all kinds of violence against women in Bajhang district. The network has been formed at the initiative of Sancharika Samuha Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The number of reported rape cases continues to rise despite strict laws in Nepal, the latest data from the Nepal Police said.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Speakers have expressed serious concern over growing cases of violence against women across the country.

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KATHMANDU, May 19: Chief of the Metropolitan Kathmandu Crime Range Uttam Raj Subedi said on Sunday that violence against women is growing at an alarming rate with an adverse effect on their mental and physical health.

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RAUTAHAT, April 1: Police on Sunday arrested four individuals accused of murdering a woman Rautahat district.

DANG, Dec 6: Speaker at the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said the government was serious to end all kinds of violences against women.

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.

In a post on Twitter, Sajid said he was taking the "moral responsibility" to step down till he can allay the allegations.

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.

In defense of porn

October 6, 2018 08:22 am

It was a love at first bite. The bite of freedom guaranteed by the internet. The freedom, more than the pornography.

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.

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.

Various issues highlighted in HoR meeting

September 6, 2018 20:17 pm

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.