This year’s Anbeshi once again stresses how complex the issue of violence against women is. The research shows how VAW is intricately linked with larger ideas of masculinity and femininity and their manifestation in extremely private spaces such as one’s home or public spaces such as the work place. The ways in which social
violence is effected through a woman’s body and sanctioned by the state makes violence against women a form of political violence. In this background, the active
role of the women’s movement can help create an environment for the state to address VAW issues comprehensively and ingently.
Violence against women as a core violation of human rights of women has to emerge and reemerge in various discourses around VAW. The timing could not have been
more apt than now for the women’s rights activists in Nepal. The country is presently engaged in a process of socio-economic and political transformation, which will
only be completely accomplished once the culture of respect for women’s rights is established. The women’s movement must have a specific influence in pushing
the women’s agenda from a transnational feminist and women’s rights perspective especially during the constitution writing process. We are positive that the findings in Anbeshi will certainly guide the political leaders of the new emerging Nepal to be cognizant of the reality of Nepali women and at the same time, will ensure its
reflection in the new constitution.