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Status and Dimensions of Violence against Women, Reality Revealed – “Anbeshi”

By: Sujata Singh

Women’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) has been undertaking activities and advocating for women’s right. The rigorous work on women’s issue has contributed in creating a paradigm-shift in understanding violence against women. Ever increasing VAW in Nepal has been breaking the orthodox culture of silence against all forms of violence. Women these days are bringing the issues of VAW and girls into the forefront. It is challenging but an inevitable one for the overall equitable development of society. It is imperative to document, analyze, and share the cases of VAW across the country to portray, reveal, and expose the ground reality and impact of violence against women that affect not only women but their family and ultimately the entire nation.

WOREC initiated “Anweshi” Status and Dimensions of Violence against Women in Nepal, Reality Revealed as an annual publication since 2008. It is as an attempt to shed light on various forms of violence prevailing in Nepali society and its adverse effect on women and girls. By publicizing the results of VAW through Anweshi, WOREC has contributed to create a paradigm shift in understanding violence against women. VAW was confined to silent sufferings some years ago,but gradually in these years, increasing ratio of reported VAW cases has been breaking the culture of silence. It has resulted in shifting in social behavioral arena and has also contributed to enlargement of VAW as a public agenda.

Giving continuation to the publication of Anweshi, “Anweshi 2015” is prepared on the basis of collected and documented cases of VAW from July 2014 to June 2015 by WOREC Nepal and Women’s Human Right Defenders (WHRDs).This year WOREC Nepal documented total 1,930 VAW cases from around the country, and the analysis of this book is exclusively based on those reported cases.

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Uploaded on: Jul 21, 2016
Year Published: 2016
Author: Nita Pokhrel
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