Call to end VAW
Kathmandu, Feb 28: Citing that the cases of violence against women including rape, abduction and beating were on the rise in the recent days, the women rights activists have asked the stakeholders to work immediately to end the cases of violence against women (VAW).
At an interaction programme on the challenges of women workers in the hospitality sector organised by Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education in the capital city on Saturday, activists have also expressed their reservation towards the government stating that the state was not paying due attention to control the violence against women though such incidents were increasing lately.
On the occasion, activist Rasmila Prajapati argued that the all cases of violence against women have not been reported due to social fear and environment unfavourable in the society despite they are on the rise in the recent years. “Violence against women, mainly sexual violence, has increased in the post-quake period. So, basic information on women’s self-defence is needed at the community level,” Prajapati said.
Echoing the voices of other activists, Prof Dr Meena Singh Khadka also argued that the women workers in the hotel sector bear the brunt of the violence against women and asked to stop this. RSS