COCAP's "COVID-19 Biweekly" covers the incidents related to COVID-19 and gender-based violence (GBV) from October 1 - 15, 2020.
From October 1 - 15, 2020, COCAP's Nepal Peace Monitoring Project (PMP) recorded a total of five non-violent incidents related to COVID-19. The incidents recorded mainly involved devotees demanding the opening of temples amid COVID-19, protest by private school teachers and issues related to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
In the past 15 days, the PMP recorded 62 cases of GBV, which shows an increase of 55 per cent compared to September 16 - 30, which had 40 cases of GBV. Sexual assault was the most common form of GBV with 52 cases.
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 October 15, the total number of positive cases reached 117,996 with 675 deaths.