A year book on Violence Against Women 2010
That violence against women is widely prevalent in Nepal is well known. However, it is only in recent years that there has been an attempt to systematically document various forms of violence against women, from domestic violence and rape to social violence and trafficking. WOREC Nepal, through the ground-breaking publication of Anbeshi Reports since 2005, has taken on the onerous responsibility of systematically documenting cases, analyzing the data and making recommendations to policy makers.
Tracing the journey of women’s rights being recognized as human rights, this report continues this vital task, focussing on the complex interactions of the multiple forms of violence that women are vulnerable to. The reports identifies that the age group most affected by violence is women between the ages of 16 and 35 years. This finding spotlights the fact that women in their most productive years are subjected to violence – a situation that has implications not only for the women survivors, but also for the national economy and polity.