COCAP's "COVID-19 Biweekly" covers the incidents related to COVID-19 and gender-based violence (GBV) from October 16 - 31, 2020.
From October 16 - 31, 2020, COCAP's Nepal Peace Monitoring Project (PMP) recorded a total of ten non-violent incidents related to COVID-19. The incidents recorded mainly involved protests and prohibitory orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In the past 15 days, the PMP recorded 45 cases of GBV. Sexual assault was the most common form of GBV with 38 cases, including 31 cases of rape.
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 31, the total number of positive cases reached 170,743 with 937 deaths.