WOREC launched Anbeshi 2017, the yearly book on Violence against women during a ceremony at National Human Rights Commission on 25th of Nov, 2017 . Anbeshi is a yearbook published by compiling data of cases of violence against women from all over Nepal. WOREC has been publishing the book since past 11 years. The book launch program was chaired by Honorable Mr. Anup Raj Sharma, Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, Dr. Mina Acharya,Economist and Senior Advisor, Dr Kailash Pyakurel Agriculture scholar and Advisor of WOREC, Chhatra Amatya, women activist and Dr. Renu Adhikari, founder Chairperson of WOREC, who jointly launched the book.
In this year’s Anbeshi, WOREC has collected 1150 cases of violence against women. Among these, the cases of domestic violence are reported to be highest, with 766 (67%) of the total casesdocumented. Likewise, the data show that the cases of social violence are 195 (17%),rape 68 ( 6%) and sexual violence are 45 (4%).
Discriminatory social norms and unequal power relation have fostered violence against women in our society. Without challenging and changing the patriarchal norms inherent in social and government institutions, it is very difficult to change the scene and make this place secure for women to live.