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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:15

Domestic burden: Young wives in Nepal face violence for falling short

  Peer group discussion facilitated by VSO, hearing from married women and men of all ages. Peer group discussion facilitated by VSO, hearing from married women and men of all ages. VSO

In Nepal, violence against women is reaching epidemic proportions. A recent national survey by the Nepali government showed a staggering 48% of women had experienced some form of gender-based violence (GBV) at some point in their lifetime, and over a quarter had experienced GBV in the past 12 months. Geeta Pradhan, VSO’s head of programming for gender and inclusive governance in Nepal, believes that although violence in Nepal is ‘endemic’, it often goes ‘unrecognised and underreported’ - read full article on VSO International website here...

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