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Reproductive Health Research Policy Brief - Opportunities to improve the response to violence against women in Nepal
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Despite political commitment and a supportive legal and policy framework, violence against women remains a significant problem in Nepal. In the 2011
Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), more than one in five women
reported a lifetime experience of physical violence and more than one in ten a lifetime experience of sexual violence. Trafficking of girls to India for sex work is a particular problem; other specific forms of violence in Nepal include dowry-related violence, widow abuse, polygamy and accusations of witchcraft. Most women who experience violence do not seek help. The NDHS also found that 75% of women who had experienced physical or sexual violence had not sought any help; only 7% of women who had experienced sexual violence had
reported the assault.

#Control #Women #Violence
Publisher:
UKAID, UNFPA, UNWOMEN, UCL, CREHPA ,   (2014 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, SOCIAL PROBLEMS,SEXUAL VIOLENCE, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN,WOMEN'S RIGHTS, RURAL WOMEN, WOMEN
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 UN : International Peace and Security
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14.05.03  -  Social Development
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