Rally to demand end to VAW in public places

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

May 21, 2017-Around 300 youths marched the Kathmandu streets calling for an end to violence against women (VAW) and children on Saturday morning.

Youth Advocacy Nepal (YAN), Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj (NMES) and National Woman Rights Forum among others organised the rally to highlight the risk of violence women and children face, particularly in public places. 

The rally, which started from Maitighar Mandala, converged at Shanti Batika, Ratna Park for a corner meeting. 

Participants called for installation of CCTV cameras in places that are mostly crowded in the Capital, building well-equipped rest rooms for women in adequate numbers and setting up complaint desks where women can register complaints of violence. 

Addressing the rally, YAN Chairman Narendra Khatiwada said women and girls are vulnerable to violence in public places as roads, hospitals, roadside shelters, parks, offices and public places are not gender friendly. He called for effective implementation of laws and regulations to end violence against women.

Published: 21-05-2017 07:53

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