UN Special Rapporteur Urges Nepal to Eradicate Violence Against Women


UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dubravka Simonovic, made remarks on the situation of violence against women at a press conference in Kathmandu, following the conclusion of her 10-day visit to the Himalayan nation. “During my visit, I found that the Nepalese society is beginning to openly acknowledge the levels of violence against women in the country,” she said. The UN Special Rapporteur argued that Nepal could accelerate the eradication of harmful practices to ensure gender equality and the right of women to live free from violence if the government prioritizes eradicating violence against women in cooperation with civil society. Simonovic said she found that online violence against women and girls was an emerging issue in Nepal.

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