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Law Minister pledges justice for VAW victims

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

Agitating activists will launch decisive protests if the government does not address their demands by May 12- Renu Rajbhandari‚ WOREC chairperson The government will invite women's rights defenders for talks on amending existing rape laws - Narahari Acharya‚ Law Minister

KATHMANDU: Minister for Law and Justice Narahari Acharya today met women’ rights activists, who are staging a sit-in protest at Bhadrakali to press for the fulfilment of a 10-point charter of demands. 

On the occasion, Renu Rajbhandari, president of National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders, apprised Minister Acharya of their demands. She warned that agitating activists will launch decisive protests if the government does not address their demands by May 12. For his part, Minister Acharya said, “The government will invite women’s rights defenders for talks on amending existing rape laws. Violence against women is not only the issue of women, but of every society, family and house. Therefore, I have taken this issue very seriously,” he told the agitators.

Rajbhandari said, “Though successive governments have pledged to address women’s concerns, they have not bothered to translate their promises into action. And if this government expresses commitment only for the sake of commitment, this wave of protests will not recede at any cost.”

NAWHRD said it will launch a nationwide protest from May 13 if its demands are not addressed within May 12. Women’s rights activists from all 75 districts are taking part in the protest, vowing that they will not return home without getting justice. 

Their demands include amendment to rape laws, a fast-track court for VAW victims or prompt verdict delivery through a continuous hearing process, and drafting of directives for Nepal Police to make the rape investigation process sensitive and 

effective. Other demands include protection of sexual violence victims’ rights to study and health services as per international 

conventions, formulation of laws criminalising discrimination against rape victims, formation of a high-level committee to investigate rapes committed during the conflict-era, creation of a favourable environment for rape victims to fight for justice and protection of the victims’ rights.

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हर्दिक बधाइ तथा शुभकामना !

महिला मानवअधिकार रक्षकहरुको सञ्जाल बागलुङ्गमा लामो समयदेखि सक्रिय भई कार्यरत्  महिला मानवअधिकार रक्षक तथा महिलाका सवालहरु उठान गर्ने कार्यमा सक्रिय एवं निरन्तर रुपमा लागिपर्ने बाग्लुङ्ग जिल्लाको सञ्जालकी अध्यक्ष ज्ञानकुमारी छन्त्याल हाल सम्पन्न संविधान सभाको प्रत्यक्ष निर्वाचनमा नेपाली कांग्रेसकोतर्फबाट विजय प्राप्त गर्नुभएकोमा महिला मानवअधिकार रक्षकहरुको राष्ट्रिय सञ्जालकी अध्यक्ष ज्ञानकुमारी छन्त्याललाई हार्दिक बधाइ ज्ञापन गर्दछ ।
महिला मानवअधिकार रक्षकहरुको राष्ट्रिय सञ्जालको एक सदस्य सञ्जालको रुपमा रहेको बाग्लुङ्ग सञ्जालकी अध्यक्षको विजयले आज ७५ वटै जिल्लाका सञ्जाल लगायत सम्पूर्ण महिला जगत हर्षले गौरवान्वित भएको छ । यसर्थ आगामी दिनमा छन्त्यालले सभासद जस्तो गरिमामय पदमा रही महिलाका सवालहरु उठान गर्ने कार्य तथा महिलाका सवालहरुका सम्बोधनका लागि नीतिनिर्माण तहमा प्रभावित गर्ने एवं नीति परिमार्जन तथा नयाँ नीतिनिर्माण गर्ने कार्यमा महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका खेली एक नमूना सभासदको रुपमा आफूलाई स्थापित गर्न सफलता मिलोस् भन्ने कामना गर्दछौं ।    
 
महिला मानवअधिकार रक्षकहरुको राष्ट्रिय सञ्जालको तर्फबाट

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Attention Letter

This is to bring to your notice that Nepal Government demolished the squatters residing along the riverside of Bagmati River, Thapathali Kathmandu using dozers in early morning at about 5 am without prior notice on 8th May, 2012. Thousands of security forces have beaten and taken them out vehemently; the squatters of two hundred and 48 houses are compelled to stay without shelter and are starving. The security forces arrested more than 3 dozen people including students in uniform. The arrested people include 1 disabled and 1 with 80 years of age. The situation of 17 arrested people is still unknown whereas others have been released on 9th May 2017. The monitoring team found that in early dawn armed security forces ill-treated pregnant women, children and old aged people. Nima Sherpa was injured on head due to shell of tear gas used by security forces and she was not allowed to go to hospital for treatment. Likewise dozen of people have been injured due to tear gas. The squatter people were unable to protect not only their personal property including citizenship, passport and other belongings but also their life. The article 1 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR, 1948) signifies the people's right to live and right to equality and hence it recommends treating each other friendly. Article 22 to 27 articulates people's right to social security, right to health, right to education and right to food and shelter which seems to be violated by Nepal Government. The article 11 and sub article 1 of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Right (ICESCR,1966) articulate that signatory states must ensure the right to food, clothing and shelter of each and every citizen and sub-article 2 of ICESCR articulate the people's food security. The article 5 and article 27 of International Covenant on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, 1979) ensures the right of women and children for food, clothing and shelter along with economic, social and cultural rights. The Interim Constitution of Nepal (2063) states that the people's right incorporating women and children's right also ensures economic, social and cultural rights. But in present situation the government has violated all basic human rights by displacing squatters without providing them better alternatives. So we all women human right activists want the government of Nepal to pay attention on this issue with due respect.

Human Right Activist's demands:

Ø Relocate the displaced women, pregnant women, children, disabled people and old aged people.

Ø The immediate needs like water, medication and emergency kits should be provided to displaced people.

Ø The treatment of women, children, injured and disabled people should be freely provided and their security must be guaranteed.

Ø The inhuman activities against displaced people should be immediately stopped and better alternatives should be guaranteed from human right standard.

Ø The landless squatters must be rehabilitated with appropriate compensation of food, shelter, clothing and employment according to their needs.

Ø The arrested squatters should be released immediately.