COCAP’s “COVID-19 Biweekly” covers the incidents related to gender based violence (GBV) and COVID-19 from November 1 - November 15 , 2020. From November 1 - November 15, 2020 COCAP’s Nepal Peace Monitoring Project (PMP) recorded seven incidents related to COVID-19. Majority of incidents were issues related to public health services, labour disputes and law and order violence. From November 1 - November 15, 2020, 42 cases of violence against women were recorded in which 21 victims of sexual assault were below the age of 26 years. Similarly, seven cases of domestic violence were recorded along with one dowry related dispute and one case of human trafficking.
This bi-weekly report is aimed 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. It also aims to make the readers aware about the issues surrounding the violence against women and girls in the Nepali societies.