Domestic violence makes up 65pc of VAW
LALITPUR: It was shared at a programme that domestic violence makes up 65 per cent of violence against women (VAW).
A book, ‘Anweshi’, published by Women Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) with the compilation and analysis of one year data on VAW pointed towards this fact.
The book was released on the occasion of a 16-day campaign against gender based violence that kicked off across the country on Sunday. Data shows that cases of VAW and complaints against them increased last year.
At the programme organised at the office of National Human Rights Commission, NHRC Chairman Anup Raj Sharma said, increase of women representatives at local levels could help reduce the cases of VAW. “VAW can be reduced with the initiative of women members from the ward level itself,” he suggested.
He informed that NHRC was providing training to the office bearers of legal committees.
On the occasion, Additional Inspector General of Nepal Police, Thule Rai informed that Nepal Police was devoted to curbing violation against women. “Nepal Police is ready to work in close coordination and collaboration with the local levels and rights defenders,” he added.
Journalist Tanka Pant viewed that Nepali media has given priority to VAW related stories in recent years.
Central member of WOREC, Durga Karki, said time has come to make the data on VAW more systematic for effective advocacy of women rights.