KATHMANDU: Various speakers at a programme organised by Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre (LACC) in the capital, today, sought regulations regarding domestic violence urgently and also pressed for an effective implementation of the same.
Speaking at the programme, Nayan Kala Thapa, president National Women Commission(NWC) informed that various concern groups were relentlessly working together and the regulation was in the making. She, however, doubted the coordination among stake-holders for its timeliness.
She also alarmed at women becoming more vulnerable after they reported the cases of violence. The government and the civil society were the key players to create awareness to do away with such cases, she suggested.
Likewise, Sashi Adhikari, president LACC, stressed the necessity of the regulation in order to make the act conceptually clear.
She, however, lamented that most women were unaware of the act while the government too was incompetent at local levels. NWC, located at the centre wasn't effective and that necessitated service centres at places, she added.
A special court to deal with cases of domestic violence could also be a role on part of the government, she suggested. Training VDCs secretaries and a provision of psychological-counselling to the victims is the need,"she recommended.
Toya Nath Adhikari, joint secretary Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare said that the regulation would get a proper shape after Tihar. Collection of inputs from various organisations were underway, he confirmed.