KATHMANDU, June 25: In the session of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday, lawmakers raised concerns over increasing cases of violence against women (VAW) and the cases of floods and landslides nationwide. They urged the government to come up with prompt actions to address these issues.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The National Women Commission (NWC) has urged police administration to keep vigilance to make sure that no incidences of violence against women occur during upcoming local level election.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) has launched a new campaign called "#UNMUTE, End the Silence on Domestic Violence" coinciding with the International Women’s Day, 2021.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government of Nepal has brought into implementation the 'National Strategy and Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence and Gender Empowerment' so as to empathically address the issues related to violence against women.

BAITADI, Feb 19: The final rites of Bhagarathi Bhatta, who was murdered after rape, were performed in Baitadi on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Police on Wednesday made public a youth man who was allegedly involved in the murder of a teenager Bhagarathi Bhatta in Baitadi district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Bibeksheel Sajha Party on Sunday urged the authorities concerned including the local administration to bring to justice the guilty in the alleged rape and subsequent murder of a 17-year-old girl, Bhagarathi Bhatta of Dogadakedar Rural Municipality, Baitadi district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Indian police have launched a probe into an incident in which two adolescent girls from Nepal were found allegedly kept at a farm against their will and raped for nearly two months at a village named Pilibhit in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, media reports said.

In a message released on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, PM Oli reaffirmed the government's efforts to optimize the resources of the State and enhancing living standards of women to help build a prosperous society thereby securing their rights and welfare.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Police have arrested a person on the charge of raping a girl in Chandragiri Municipality.

More than nine cases recorded daily on average in the past six months

KATHMANDU, July 24: An Indian national arrested on the charge of throwing acid on a 22-year-old woman in Bafal said that he didn’t know there was acid in the bottle. “I was asked to throw the liquid in the bottle on the girl. I thought it was liquor as it was a liquor bottle. I had no clue that the bottle had acid in it,” Munna Mohammad, an Indian national, told during police interrogation.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Police have arrested two persons for throwing acid on a 22-year-old woman at Sitapaila in Kathmandu on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A 22-year-old woman was attacked with acid by an unidentified person at Sitapaila in Kathmandu on Thursday evening.

Despite brutal physical assaults from husband and family members, domestic violence survivors are compelled to reach a compromise with perpetrators due to poor economic status and family and social compulsions.

NEW DELHI, March 20: Four men sentenced to death for the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus in 2012 were hanged Friday, concluding a case that exposed the scope of sexual violence in India and prompted horrified Indians to demand swift justice.

Ending the stigma of menstruation

December 16, 2019 08:51 am

Globally, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year on 25 November. On this occasion, the United Nations launched sixteen days of activism to advocate for gender equality and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.  Statistically, Nepal falls at the bottom on gender equality index and more than one in five women have experienced some form (physical, mental, sexual) of violence in their lifetime.

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.