15 girls, women raped in a month, says SAS


Media monitoring of 15 national dailies, including The Himalayan Times, conducted by Sancharika Samuha (SAS) Nepal between June 16 and July 16 has shown that at least 15 girls and women were raped during the period, which highlights the fact that women and girls continue to fall victims of violence against women.

According to the report, there were 55 media coverage on rape of girls and women during the period.

According to a press statement issued by Sancharika Samuha Nepal, cases of violence against women were divided into 13 types, including rape, sexual harassment, torture, domestic violence, dowry-related violence and trafficking in persons.

It said that the newspapers had 33 coverages of four cases of sexual harassment, eight coverages of one case of domestic violence, seven coverages of dowry-related violence, 96 coverages of human trafficking, 31 coverages of related to women’s economic rights, 12 coverages of three cases of witchcraft accusations, 25 coverages of one case of traditional and religious violence.

Similarly, there were 76 coverages of issues related to women’s political rights, 59 coverages of women’s health rights, nine coverages of two cases of polygamy and 53 coverages of other types violence.