COCAP’s Nepal Peace Monitoring Project (PMP) recorded three non-violent incidents of protest related to COVID-19. The incidents involved protests by businessmen, Nepal Student Union, and tourism entrepreneurs. Until February 28, 2021, the total number of positive cases reached 274,143 with 3006 deaths.
From February 16 - 28, 2021, 54 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) were recorded in which 27 victims of sexual assault were below the age of 26. Similarly, nine cases of domestic violence were recorded.
This bi-weekly report is aimed to inform our readers of the added crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected everyone’s livelihood and made some groups of people even more vulnerable. It also aims to make the readers aware of the issues surrounding the violence against women and girls in Nepali societies.