Gender-Based Violence Still Presents Greatest Need in Nepal
March 27, 2013
Gender-based violence (GBV) affects nearly half of women in Nepal, according to a recent survey by The Asia Foundation. The results of the survey, included in a recent field report from Asia Foundation program officer and Give2Asia’s field advisor to Nepal, Diana Fernandez, showed that 48 percent of women have experienced GBV in their lifetime, and over 25 percent in the last 12 months. Of women who report experiencing GBV, nearly three-quarters report that the perpetrators were intimate partners (including husbands).
Gender-based violence was again brought to the forefront of civil society issues in Nepal at the end of 2012, when reports surfaced of an especially egregious case of rape and robbery committed by a Nepali immigration official and a Nepali police officer. The victim was a Nepali migrant worker returning from work abroad. The event sparked a massive street movement to demand justice not just for this isolated case, but for widespread cases of GBV and other human rights abuses in Nepal.
In this field report, we have identified three critical ways to help achieve gender equality in Nepal:
1. Ensure Access to Justice
2. Raising Awareness and Media Attention
3. Reducing Vulnerability Through Entrepreneurship
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