Recent nationwide increase in cases of rape has been a serious concern. The data from WOREC Nepal during the last three months reports (Baisakh to Asar 2070),149 cases of rape and 14 cases of attempted rape on women. Most of the survivors are dalit, poor, single women or young girls.
The people’s movement of 62/63 aimed for justice, equality and self-dignity of every Nepali. However, the lack of effective laws and impunity clearly show the bitter truth that our country is not heading toward that direction. Lack of access to justice-socially and legally to the survivors has compounded the situation.
Existing law against rape is discriminatory. The existing provisions under the law give a message that raping certain age and group of women is less punishable than other. Similarly, the lengthy and complicated court proceedings add further complication to the process. This situation has fostered culture of impunity and boosted the moral of perpetrator to complacently continue the crime. The condition is unbearable and demands immediate action from every concerned citizen and institutions of the country to come forward and act together to end and transform the situation of violence for creating a sustainable to peace in the country.
Focusing on the situation, in leadership and coordination of National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD) National campaign against rape will be launched on 22nd of November 2013; this campaign will start from International peace day and end on International human right day-December 10th. This campaign thrives to make the linkages of human rights and peace clear and reinforce that without addressing human rights of women who are 51 percent of population, achieving human rights for all and creating sustainable peace is impossible. We appeal all stakeholders, individuals, activists, academics, media and people who believe in human right, social justice and peace to be part of the National campaign.
Objective of the Campaign:
Demands of the Campaign:
Timeline of the National Campaign:
The campaign will be started on 22nd September 2013 and end on 10th December 2013
 WOREC Nepal, August 2013