Incident Reports

Youth Congress Nepal stage demonstration in Kathmandu demanding repealing of red tax


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

The youths led by Youth Congress Nepal staged a protest in Maitighar Mandala demanding the repeal of the tax levied on sanitary pads and other items used by women during menstruation. Their demand was to abolish taxes on items such as pads, tampons and menstrual cups used by women. The youths have been protesting for some time saying 'Red tax, repeal it'.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CSO/NGO
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media