10 Reasons Behind Sexual Abuse (Rape Case) In Nepal During The COVID19 Lockdown

Rape cases in Nepal During This COVID-19 Lockdown:- Nepal faced many more problems in the Many sectors. One of these main problems was rape in Nepal during this COVID-19 period. Many girls and women became victims due to unstrict checking and unsafe in quarantine in different places of Nepal.

The NDHS is a sample national survey that provides information on areas such as levels of fertility, marriage, nutrition, mortality, and domestic violence. Sexual violence is defined in the survey as forcing someone to have sex or engaging in sexual activity without consent.

Since the NDHS uses random samples in Nepal, the survey results can be extrapolated to the national population. This means that, at least half a million women have suffered sexual violence.

Since sexual violence also occurs among women outside the ages of 15-49 and we only have the 2011 census as a benchmark, the actual number will inevitably be higher. However, the violation is not yet sufficiently reported. Only 1,131 cases were recorded in 2017.

Conviction rates are low even at this unreported number. According to the Attorney General’s annual report for the fiscal year 2019-2020, the Supreme Court had a conviction rate of 64 percent for rape and 44 percent for attempted rape.

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In the Superior Court, there was a conviction rate of 42 percent for rape and 28 percent for attempted rape.

A woman, who was staying at a quarantine facility in Lamki Chuha Municipality-1, Kailali, was allegedly gang-raped on Saturday night.

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Nepali Congress today condemned the rape of a woman in a quarantine center in Kailali district and demanded stern punishment against those involved in the crime.

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Reasons Behind Sexual Abuse In Nepal During The COVID19 Lockdown

One of the reasons why the low complaint of rape and conviction persists is the vague definition of attempted rape. Investigating the causes of violence against women consisted of two lines of research: examining the characteristics that influence the behavior of criminals and examine them, whether some women are more susceptible to victimization.

Many of the theories about the causes of violence against women come from the literature on aggression and general violence. Both types of research on general violence and violence against women suggests that violence arises from interactions between individual biological and psychosocial factors and social processes, but it is not known how strong the development of viol behavioral outages fight against women and other violent behavior.

Although current understanding suggests that violent behavior is not caused by a single factor, much of the research has focused on single causes.

Therefore, the following sections highlight some salient ideas from each single factor domain to illustrate how each contributes somewhat to the causal context of violence.

The main reasons behind sexual abuse in Nepal during the covid19 lockdown are as follows:

  1. Few female police officers in different places of Nepal

     There are so many cases of rape in Nepal during this COVID-19. Studies show that women report sexual crimes more frequently when police officers are available. Historically, Nepal had a much smaller proportion of female police officers than other Asian countries.

In Nepal, only a small percentage of police officers are women, and they are often assigned minor positions that do not involve patrolling. When women report rapes to the male police, they are often humiliated, the police refused to file a complaint. Instead, they asked my sister for such vulgar details, it was as if she had been raped again.

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There are not enough police officers dedicated to protecting citizens rather than elites, and available officers often lack basic evidence, investigative training, and equipment – the world’s largest police force, with around 84,000 officers.

But only a third are involved in some form of “surveillance” at any given time, while the rest offer protection services to various politicians, high-ranking bureaucrats, diplomats, and other elites. Many of those involved in police operations shake drivers, engage in thugs, and simply look the other way when crimes occur.

  1. Accusing provocative clothing of different sectors

There is a tendency to assume that victims of sexual violence have taken them in some way. 68 percent of respondents said provocative clothing is an invitation to rape. Attractive clothes also became the main reasons for attraction for boys or men.

  1. Acceptance of domestic violence from different peoples who are engaged in rape cases

The Muluki Ain Law group called the Nepal part because domestic violence is often seen as deserved there. A recent national family health survey also found that a significant percentage of women are responsible for beatings by their husbands.

  1. Lack of public safety in some quarantine of Nepal

Women are generally not protected outside their homes. The gang-raped a bus, and even Nepalese authorities say the country’s public spaces may be unsafe for women. Many streets are poorly lit and there are no women’s restrooms.

Women who drink, smoke, or go to pubs are generally considered morally relaxed in Nepalese society, and village clan councils have blamed the increase in women who talk on the cell phone and go to the bazaar for an increase in fees. of rape.

  1. Stigmatization of the victim

 When verbal or groping harassment occurs in public areas, bystanders often look away and do nothing to avoid conflict and because they somehow blame the victim, observers say. Male politicians contribute to the problem and make statements that illuminate rape or calumny from rape victims.

  1. Encourage rape victims to commit

  In a recent separate rape case, a 17-year-old Nepalese girl was allegedly raped after police pressured her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers. Village elders and clan councilors encourage rape victims to “compromise” with the accused’s family and press charges, or even marry the attacker.

Such commitments aim to preserve peace between families or clan groups. A girl’s prospects of marriage are considered more important than bringing a rapist to justice.

  1. A slow judicial system in all court of Nepal

 Nepal’s judicial system is painfully slow, also due to a lack of judges. The country has few judges per million people, while China has 159. For reported violations, the conviction rate in Nepal does not exceed 26 percent.

Nor is there a law in the books about routine daily sexual harassment that is euphemistically called “teasing.” The adoption of a new sexual assault law has been delayed for seven years.

  1. The low status of women

Perhaps the biggest problem is the lower overall status of women in Nepalese society. For poor families, the need to pay a dowry can make daughters a burden.

Nepal has one of the lowest female-to-male population rates in the world due to gender-selective abortion and child murder. In the course of their lives, children are better fed than their sisters, are more likely to be sent to school, and have better career opportunities.

9. Dirty Politics

10. Corruption

By Shishir Acharya

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