Women cell mediating VAW cases in Solukhumbu

SOLUKHUMBU: The women and children service center established by the Nepal police to promote the rights and well-being of women and children received 35 cases of domestic violence in the past fiscal year.

Of the 35 cases of domestic violence registered at the centre, 29 cases were reconciled in the F/Y 2014/15, according to Karma Kumari Budha of the centre. The remaining six cases are yet to be resolved as the perpetrators and the survivors could not been brought together.

The centre also received reports of 11 women and children going missing in the same fiscal year. Of them, two children and three women were later found while a search for the remaining is still on, adds Budha.

Established with the objective of controlling crimes against women and children, the centre has been receiving complaints relating to violence against women and children, polygamy, rape, uneven marriage, child labour, witchcraft and abuse among others.