Bid to check domestic violence

Kathmandu, July 1:

The Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) today organised a protest programme to pressurise the government to pass the bill to check domestic violence.

Sabin Shrestha, executive director of FWLD, said that domestic violence is rampant in our society, adding: “We would continue this protest until the cabinet passes the bill to check domestic violence.”

Even after the establishment of interim parliament, the government approved the draft before dissolving the parliament and it is yet to be passed, he said.

He also said the Ministry for Women, Children and Social Welfare recently formed a five-member-draft-committee under the coordination of under secretary of legal section of the ministry. According to the survey of Pro-public, 75 per cent of women, who are suffering from domestic violence, do not go to any court due to ignorance and inaccessibility. Also, 25 per cent, who do fight for their rights in the court, are victimised .

Other speakers emphasised on prioritising social issues along with political issues.