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Nepal Human Rights Report 2020: 80% Rights Violations Involve Women

Cases of women rights violation rose to 3,364 in 2019 from 2,824 in 2018.
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Nepal Human Rights Report 2020: 80% Rights Violations Involve Women

According to the Nepal Human Rights Year Report 2020, around 80% of the human rights violations in 2019 were against women.

As per the report,  the total number of cases of rights violation has increased to 6,642 in 2019 from 5,110 in 2018, up by 23%.

  • 358 people were killed in 2019; 7 of them by the state actors including 5 cases of suspicious police encounters

The number of cases of women rights violation rose to 3,364 in 2019 from 2,824 in 2018.

  • Domestic violence cases accounted for over 50% in 2019
  • Rape cases increased to 530 in 2019 from 475 in 2018
  • 129 women were killed by family members in 2019 with 13 cases related to dowry

As per the report, non-state actors were the main culprits in the gender-based violence cases.

“Even today, hundreds of women are facing violence for failing to provide a dowry as demanded by their in-laws,” said Bijay Raj Gautam, Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) Executive Director.

Although the Nepali Government has initiated several steps, including stringent laws, helplines and shelters, to curb violence against women, the rights violation cases continue to increase.

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After women, children are most prone to rights violation that includes corporal punishment, child labor, trafficking, and deprivation of the right to education and health.

The number of cases of child rights violation reached 1,447 in 2019.

Nepal Human Rights Year Report 2020 was released by the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), a human rights organization.

The INSEC has been collecting the data about the cases of rights violation across the nation since 1992.


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