Nepal: Gender-based violence still rampant in country

Speakers at a public hearing in Kathmandu raised the issue of how women have been continuously subjected to gender-based violence and how many a woman are still being accused of practicing witchcraft. 

Addressing the event ‘Commitment to Reduce Gender-Based Violence’ in the run-up to the 104th International Women’s Day (marked on March 8) organised by Sancharika Samuha, Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam said, “I will order the concerned bodies to show commitment to resolve the problem and implement the policies.” The progamme was organised to draw the government’s attention to sufferings of women all across the country. 

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