‘Rape Laws in South Asian Insufficient, Inconsistent, and Poorly Enforced’

A new report has revealed that how laws on rape in South Asian countries, including Nepal, are insufficient, inconsistent, and not systematically enforced, putting women and girls at heightened risk of sexual violence.

Jointly released by international women’s rights organization Equality Now and Dignity Alliance International, Sexual Violence in South Asia: Legal and Other Barriers to Justice for Survivors, focuses on six countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, India and Sri Lanka – and calls on their governments to take urgent action to address sexual violence, improve access to justice for survivors, and end impunity for perpetrators.

Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) represented Nepal in the study of the legal provisions related to sexual violence in the country along with the plight and risks borne by women and girls in this regard.

The report calls on Nepal and other South Asian countries to implement comprehensive and inclusive measures that could effectively address sexual and gender based violence. 

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