COCAP's "COVID-19 Biweekly" covers the incidents related to COVID-19 and gender-based violence (GBV) from September 16 - 30, 2020.
From September 16 - 30, 2020, COCAP's Nepal Peace Monitoring Project (PMP) recorded six incidents related to COVID-19. Of the six incidents recorded four were non-violent incidents and two were violent incidents. The incidents recorded mainly involved protests and padlocking of government offices by agitated locals. In the past 15 days, COVID-19 related incidents decreased by 72 percent compared to the previous bi-weekly report from September 1 - 15 with 22 incidents.
In the past 15 days, the PMP recorded 40 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in which 28 victims of rape were women and girls below the age of 26. Compared to the previous bi-weekly report which has 56 cases of GBV, the number of cases recorded in these 15 days has decreased by 28 percent. The lockdown imposed across the nation has made women and girls vulnerable to intimate partner violence, domestic violence and GBV who are trapped with their abusers now.
This bi-weekly report aims to inform our readers on the added crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected everyone's livelihood and made some group of people even more vulnerable. Until September 30, the total number of positive cases reached 76,258 with 491 deaths.