Kathmandu, November 29
Two hundred and twenty-nine cases of domestic violence have been registered at the National Women Commission (NWC) in the first quarter of the Fiscal Year 2019/20.
NWC secretary Deependra Kafle said among the various incidents of violence against women, the commission has been receiving a large number of cases related to domestic violence.
He said during this period, 41 cases related to other types of violence were registered at NWC. According to him, although the incidents of domestic violence cannot be eliminated altogether, the Commission’s goal is to minimize them.
Looking at the cases of domestic violence NWC has been getting, it is found that not only illiterate women but even educated women from rich families are the victims of domestic violence.
Secretary Kafle said NWC is conducting public awareness programmes at the community level for reducing domestic violence.
According to Kafle, NWC has been registering cases related to violence against women, forwarding them to the police for taking action, providing legal assistance and psycho-social counseling to the victims, rehabilitating the victims in their families and sending them to the safe shelters when required.