Nepali Women Find Empowerment At Safe Homes For The Deprived : News Photo
Nepali Women Find Empowerment At Safe Homes For The Deprived : News Photo

Nepali Women Find Empowerment At Safe Homes For The Deprived

KATHMANDU, NEPAL - MAY 08: A Resident of the Shakti Samuha safe house take part in counseling therapy on May 8, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Shakti Samuha, an organization started by former victims of trafficking, organizes and empowers survivors returning from trafficking through legal counsel, vocational training, shelter housing and therapy. Trafficking rates have been on the rise since the Nepali Earthquake in 2015, with rates increasing by 40% to 16,500, according to the national human rights commission. The majority of trafficking victims are young women. Violence against women and girls have been widespread across South Asia and while the world is talking about women's rights and the #MeToo movement, the urgency for action against gender-based violence in Nepal continues to increase where an average of three rapes are reported every day. Reports have indicated there are many more incidents which get away unreported as rape cases have been common in Nepal despite the maximum penalty of 20 years in jail under the Nepalese Penal Code. There are currently 17 government funded safe houses in Nepal, formally known as Women's Service Centers, but the lack of budget and proper management allows widespread reach. Human Rights Watch group pointed out that the lack of coordination and political will to develop a plan has slowed the process in achieving gender equality in Nepal although efforts in ending violence against women and girls through empowerment programs continue to rise. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)


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