Safe residence a boon for victimised women, children

Bajura, September 30

Safe residence established for women and children, who were victims of violence, in Martadi of Bajura has proved a godsend for the hapless victims.

The residence was brought into operation in the district headquarters Martadi six years ago. As many as 244 victims are receiving service from the residence. Of them, 72 are children.

As many as 59 victims of polygamy, 21 rape victims, eight child marriage victims, 21 victims of assault, 18 victims of mental torture, nine victims of sexual abuse, three victims of human trafficking and 106 other victims have reached the safe residence for justice.

Psychologist Santoshi Dani Thapa said the safe residence had not only been providing food and shelter to the victims, but also justice. She said the victims had been sent to different departments to resolve their problems.

Thapa said physically and mentally ill victims had been sent to Bajura District Hospital for treatment and victims seeking justice were sent to District Police Office. She informed that skilled training and literacy classes were conducted for women in the safe residence.

Deputy Mayor Kabita Bista of Badimalika Municipality said 100 women had received justice from the safe residence. “The safe residence has become more effective for justice delivery.”

Deputy Mayor Bista said an inspection of the residence had shown that it was very well-managed. She informed that the local level was ready to offer help through the safe residence.