Men often feel superior to women and keep them subservient by abusing their wives if they do not act in a way that pleases them.
– Nepal is a male-dominated, patriarchal society where women are considered secondary to men.
– Most Girls in Nepal suffer from different forms of gender-based discrimination or violence from birth onwards and it continues throughout their lifetime. Such discrimination has established the hierarchical relationship between men and women, and has created many obstacles that restrict women’s rights and opportunities.
– A culture of violence against women effects the development and growth of the whole country. If women are not safe on the street or in their homes, this stifles their development both within the home environment and the public community.
– Even though Nepal is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), successive governments have done little to act on human rights issues, and virtually nothing has been done to safeguard and implement women’s rights.
– Men feel superior to women and keep them subservient by abusing their wives if they do not act in a way that pleases them. This includes not performing their reproductive roles; not doing household chores to their satisfaction and bringing a low Dowry Price.
– 77% of reported cases of violence against women take place within the family. Most cases are not even reported.
– 1 in 3 married women is physically or emotionally abused by her husband. This includes forced sexual activities.
– 59% of women are raped from intimate relationships and 8% of it is incest.
– Many victims of sexual abuse, rape and sexual attack are deemed to be guilty and unclean and are cast out onto the streets, rather than finding comfort and support from their families.
The moment a man claims a right to control the will of a fellow
being by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder.
– Henry C. Wright
As the state fails to hold perpetrators of violence accountable of their crimes, this not only encourages further abuses, it also gives a message that violence against women is acceptable. Stemming violence against women in Nepal – Chin Cabrido nepalnews.com .
Women and girls alone cannot be expected to change cultural norms and attitudes that are abusive towards them. Kriayt is joining the modern movement that seeks to change deep-rooted and stereotypical attitudes. We help to raise awareness about new and existing laws among Nepali women about gender-based violence, in the informal environment of the workplace and planned events. We encourage that new knowledge is passed on to their daughters and the rest of the community. We develop the girls’ self-worth and dignity by enabling them to empower themselves with education & employment to reduce further risk.
‘Realise, the power is in your hands to make a choice….. for change,
rely on your strength to make a change in your life.’ This is the motivation
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