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May 9, 2002NWC discusses draft BillThe Himalyan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nwc-discusses-draft-bill/
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May 15, 2002NWC age criterion draws flakThe Himalyan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nwc-age-criterion-draws-flak/
The minimum age criteria of 35 years, requirement to be a member of the National Women’s Commission (NWC) came under fire today at a discussion held to look into the proposed Bill on the commission.
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Mar 5, 2006Six NWC members resignThe Himalyan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/six-nwc-members-resign/
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Oct 11, 2006Bill on NWC to be tabled soonThe Himalyan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/bill-on-nwc-to-be-tabled-soon/
The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW) is all set to table a bill on the National Women’s Commission (NWC) in the House of Representatives to make the commission independent and autonomous statutory body after approval from the cabinet.
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Mar 8, 2007NWC reconstitution soon: AryalThe Himalyan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nwc-reconstitution-soon-aryal/
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Oct 6, 2009NWC bats for rights mechanismThe Himalyan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nwc-bats-for-rights-mechanism/
National Women’s Commission (NWC) has announced to bring forth a mechanism to monitor women’s rights and dig into issues regarding domestic violence in rural areas before Tihar.
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2014
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Jan 23, 2014
Demand for fast track court to look into VAW
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2014/01/23/demand-for-fast-track-court-to-look-into-vaw
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Mar 9, 2014
Govt to uplift women’s status, says PM Koirala
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2014/03/09/govt-to-uplift-womens-status-says-pm-koirala
Addressing the programme organised to celebrate the occasion on Saturday, Mohna Ansari, a member of the National Women Commission, said there is a need for adequate investment in women to bring any social change within the community and beyond.
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Apr 8, 2014Long road to equalityNirmala SiwakotiThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/opinion/2014/04/08/long-road-to-equality
There are institutions like the National Women Commission, local bodies, police and the courts. But the National Women Commission is located only in one place in Kathmandu. So, it is almost impossible to register cases from rural areas. Even when a complaint is lodged at the National Women Commission, it has neither the authority to file a case at the court nor can it arrest perpetrators.
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May 28, 2014
3 Banke women ‘burnt’ in 3 months
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2014/05/28/3-banke-women-burnt-in-3-months
“Had the police acted on time, the accused would not have had the chance to flee,” said Mona Ansari, spokesperson at the National Women’s Commission (NWC).
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Jul 17, 2014
Regional gender equality panel formed
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2014/07/17/regional-gender-equality-panel-formed
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Aug 24, 2014
Bill passage could encourage victims to report crime
Weena PunThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2014/08/24/bill-passage-could-encourage-victims-to-report-crime
Mohana Ansari, former spokesperson for National Women Commission, who was involved in the bill’s drafting, says there are two major factors behind the under-reporting of the crime. The victims are often fearful that reporting the crime would only assist in spreading the story and that the label of witch would stick with them forever.
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Aug 30, 2014
Women representation in civil service dismal
Dipak BayalkotiThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2014/08/30/women-representation-in-civil-service-dismal
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Sep 14, 2014
NHRC gets chairman, four commissioners
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2014/09/19/nhrc-gets-chairman-four-commissioners
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Sep 21, 2014
Violence keeps women poor, says World Bank
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2014/09/21/violence-keeps-women-poor-says-world-bank
Releasing the report in Kathmandu Friday at an event organised in collaboration with the National Women’s Commission, the authors of the report lauded the efforts of Nepal’s organisations in preventing violence against women and girls and providing services to the victims.
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Sep 24, 2014
Complaint registration period opens against NHRC nominees
The Kathmandu Post
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Sep 25, 2014
PDCC asked to ensure Rights, role of women in constitution
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2014/09/25/pdcc-asked-to-ensure-rights-role-of-women-in-constitution
“Bhattarai specifically told us that the National Women’s Commission will get the status of constitutional body, which is a good news,” said Laxmi Pokharel.
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Sep 28, 2014
Constitutional bodies to report to Parliament
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2014/09/28/constitutional-bodies-to-report-to-parliament
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Oct 17, 2014
PHSC endorses names of NHRC office bearers
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2014/10/17/phsc-endorses-names-of-nhrc-office-bearers
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Nov 3, 2014
Burnt women still living in terror: NWC report
Rajendra NathThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2014/11/03/burnt-women-still-living-in-terror-nwc-report
Women, who were burnt alive by their own family members in attempts to murder them in Banke district in the past seven months, are still living in terror, the National Women Commission (NWC) has said.
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Jan 13, 2015
Leaders pledge to empower mother
The Kathmandu Post
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Mar 4, 2015
SC asks govt to make laws in favour of women
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2015/03/04/sc-asks-govt-to-make-laws-in-favour-of-women
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Mar 8, 2015
105th Int'l Women Day being observed
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2015/03/08/105th-intl-women-day-being-observed
A rally has been organised in the Capital by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, and National Women's Commission (NWC), including three dozens other non-government organisations with the participation of activists, stakeholders and students.
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Mar 10, 2015
SC orders govt to form Madhesi Commission
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2015/03/10/sc-orders-govt-to-form-madhesi-commission-402626
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Aug 1, 2015
Rights groups laud Witchcraft Act
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2015/08/01/rights-groups-laud-witchcraft-act
Following the incident, National Women Commission in 2009 had proposed Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare to prepare a law regarding witchcraft related crimes.
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Aug 21, 2015
Nine year old raped by grandfather
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2015/08/21/nine-year-old-raped-by-grandfather
The National Women Commission has received a complaint against a 70-year-old man from Gorkha district who reportedly raped his mentally challenged granddaughter.
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Aug 23, 2015
Provisions too weak to protect victims
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2015/08/23/provisions-too-weak-to-protect-victims
Similarly, 256 cases of domestic violence were registered with the National Women Commission (NWC) last fiscal year. Of them, 118 cases were solved.
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Aug 28, 2015
NWC 'concerned' over surrogacy
Pratichya DulalThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2015/08/28/nwc-concerned-over-surrogacy
National Women Commission (NWC) has drawn its attention towards reports of various hospitals providing surrogacy services without any legal provision and the government’s move towards legalising the service.
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Sep 2, 2015
Single women 'left without access to relief'
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2015/09/02/single-women-left-without-access-to-relief
According to spokesperson of National Women Commission Manu Humagain, the commission has received cases of single women and most of them from marginalised communities being left out in the relief process and asking the commission to help them get access to the important ‘red card’ which will help them reconstruct their demolished houses.
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Sep 20, 2015
[Constitution special] Still unequal
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2015/09/20/constitution-special-still-unequal
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Nov 9, 2015Anti-dowry bill awaits approvalThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2015/11/09/anti-dowry-bill-awaits-approval
The bill was prepared and forwarded by the National Women Commission to the ministry in the wake of rising dowry related cases in the country.
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Nov 10, 2015
President vows to make Nepali women proud
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2015/11/10/president-vows-to-make-nepali-women-proud
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Nov 25, 2015
Women rights activists decry violence, embargo
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2015/11/25/women-rights-activists-decry-violence-embargo
Meanwhile, National Women Commission (NWC) has stated that the unrest in the Tarai has created a humanitarian crisis.
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Nov 26, 2015
Over half of rape survivors are minors: Study
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2015/11/26/over-half-of-rape-survivors-are-minors-study
“Sexual violence is a grave issue. And when minors fall victims, matter becomes even serious as these young girls often times are not even aware that it is a crime, and they have no idea about legal procedure,” said Manu Humagain, member of National Women Commission,
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Nov 27, 2015
Four hundred women victimized during quake: WOREC
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2015/11/27/four-hundred-women-victimized-during-quake-worec
Likewise, Manu Humagain, Acting Chairperson of National Women Commission, shared that 16-days of campaign against VAW was observed worldwide to prevent VAW and help them get justice.
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Dec 10, 2015
Many VAW cases go 'unreported'
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2015/12/10/many-vaw-cases-go-unreported
Four months ago, a case of a nine-year-old girl being raped by her own maternal grandfather was brought to the notice of the National Women’s Commission (NWC).
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Dec 22, 2015
PM warns legal action against violence in name of movement
Bedraj PoudelThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2015/12/22/pm-warns-legal-action-against-violence-in-name-of-movement
The National Women Commission has sought action against those involved in an incident in Janakpur during President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s visit to the town on December 16.
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January 8
Suicide rate among Tarai women on rise: Report
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2016/01/08/suicide-rate-among-tarai-women-on-rise-report
“In most of the cases, women have no say in anything and the practice of confining them within boundary of the house makes them feel helpless,” said Manu Humagain, acting president of the National Women Commission.
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February 13Advocate Rana awardedThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2016/02/13/advocate-rana-awarded
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April 14
Safe abortion bill gathering dust
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2016/04/14/safe-abortion-bill-gathering-dust
The bill formulated by the National Women Commission hardly differs from the existing law in terms of time frame for terminating a pregnancy, but stresses on making the procedure safe.
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2016April 16
Meet Mohna Ansari: Nepal's first female Muslim lawyer
Saif KhalidAljazeera
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/04/meet-mohna-ansari-nepal-female-muslim-lawyer-160412141331055.html
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May 6Where are the rights?Mukesh JhaThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/opinion/2016/05/06/where-are-the-rights
Mohna Ansari, a lawyer by profession who had successfully led as a commissioner at the National Women’s Commission, has a credible track record and is the spokesperson for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
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June 16
NHRC instructs Nepal Police to probe gang-rape of mute woman and report
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2016/06/16/nhrc-instructs-nepal-police-to-probe-gang-rape-of-mute-woman-and-report
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June 17
Asar 3, 2073
जनयुद्धदेखि महिला आयोगसम्मAnnapurna Post
http://annapurnapost.com/news/50581
बाल्यकालदेखि युद्ध अनुभव हुँदै राष्ट्रिय महिला आयोगको जिम्मेवारी समाल्दासम्मका अनुभूति समेटेर उनले 'जनयुद्धदेखि महिला आयोगसम्म' संस्मरणसंग्रह प्रकाशन गरेकी छन्।
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October 17
NWC bill to be tabled in Cabinet in a week
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2016/10/17/nwc-bill-to-be-tabled-in-cabinet-in-a-week
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November 4
Bill proposes greater powers for NWC
The Himalayan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/bill-proposes-greater-powers-national-women-commission/
The government has proposed giving more powers to National Women Commission in a new bill registered at the Parliament Secretariat recently to amend the existing law related to the commission.
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November 9
Parliament meeting resuming Thursday
Republica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/parliament-meeting-resuming-thursday/
Joint Spokesperson at the Legislature-Parliament Secretariat Sudarshan Kuinkel informed that the meeting would also see the presentation of the bill on National Women Commission, in addition to the regular discussion on the impeachment motion. RSS
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November 16
Rally organised to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
The Himalayan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/rally-organised-mark-16-days-of-activism-gender-based-violence/
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November 18
National Women Commission bill tabled in House
Republica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/national-women-commission-bill-tabled-in-house/
The National Women Commission Bill, 2073 has been tabled in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today.
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Dec 8, 2016
Violence against women high in Dalit community
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2016/12/08/violence-against-women-high-in-dalit-community
The Dalit community has been found suffering much with the violence against women in Nepal. Such information was shared by Secretary at National Women's Commission, Ram Prasad Bhattarai, during a programme on Thursday.
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Dec 10, 2016
Lack of women's rights in land ownership blamed for violence
RSSRepublica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/lack-of-women-s-rights-in-land-ownership-blamed-for-violence/
National Women Commission Joint Secretary Indira Dahal said the constitution has the provision to end violence but it was not being implemented.
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Dec 13, 2016
28 mangsir, 2073
मानव अधिकार संरक्षणका चुनौती
Nagarik News
https://nagariknews.nagariknetwork.com/news/10617/
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December 22Doing good by being good
Om Astha Rai, Sahina Shrestha and Smriti Basnet
Nepali Times
https://archive.nepalitimes.com/article/nation/do-gooders-to-watch-out-for,3435
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December 27Toothless commissionsMohna AnsariThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/opinion/2016/12/27/toothless-commissions
There are three types of commissions under the constitution. The first category consists of the Election Commission and the NHRC. The National Women Commission and the Dalit Commission come under the second category.
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January 5Stop the scourgeThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2017/01/05/stop-the-scourge
The much-awaited bill was prepared and forwarded by the National Women Commission to the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCS) in 2015, apparently in the wake of increasing dowry-related cases in the country.
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February 25
Live-in relationship 'victims' lament lack of law
Pooja ChauhanRepublica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/live-in-relationship-victims-lament-lack-of-law/
“Pre-marital sex is a crime in our society and one who does it will have to live like a criminal, hidden,” said Sita Sharma Adhikari, under secretary at the National Women Commission.
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March 12Let's work together
Prakash Bhattarai & Samikshya Bhattarai
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/opinion/2017/03/12/lets-work-together
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May 6
Media must play a crucial role in empowering women, says NWC chair
The Himalayan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/media-must-play-crucial-role-empowering-women-says-national-women-commission-chairperson-bhagwati-ghimire/
Chairperson of National Women Commission Bhagwati Ghimire said it was extremely important to focus on implementing aws and policies in place regarding gender violence and gender issues.
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May 8
Women commission forms polls gender monitoring committee
Republica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/women-commission-forms-local-level-election-gender-monitoring-committee/
The National Women Commission has set up a Local Level Election Gender Monitoring Committee in view of the local-level election scheduled to be held in two phases -May 14 and June 14.
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May 11
नेतृत्वमा महिला नहुँदा कति फरक पर्छ ?
Durga KarkiMahila Khabar
https://www.mahilakhabar.com/news/2017/05/11/26121.html
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July 12
Civil servants’ 1,400 trips cost taxpayers over Rs 1b
BHADRA SHARMA/ROSHAN SEDHAI
Republica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/civil-servants-1-400-trips-cost-taxpayers-over-rs-1b/
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July 14
Over 300 trips of government employees uncertain
Roshan SedhaiRepublica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/over-300-trips-of-government-employees-uncertain/
Those in queue include some secretaries including Bhim Prasad Upadhyay, secretary at the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Gopinath Mainali, secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, Tulsi Ram Sedai, secretary of National Women Commission, Ram Nanda Prasad Yadav, secretary at the Ministry of Irrigation, Shanta Bahadur Shrestha, secretary at the Ministry of Education.
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July 31
NWC stressed to be made more powerful
Republica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nwc-stressed-to-be-made-more-powerful/
Participants attending the parliamentary committee meeting held at Singha Durbar on Monday have spoken of the need to further empower National Women Commission (NWC) and spread its wings across the nook and corner of the country.
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August 1More teeth sought for NWCRSSThe Himalayan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/teeth-sought-national-women-commission/
Participants attending the parliamentary committee meeting held at Singha Durbar today spoke of the need to further empower National Women Commission and spread its wings across every nook and corner of the country.
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August 3
Decks cleared for setting up three commissions
The Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2017/08/03/decks-cleared-for-setting-up-three-commissions
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Bhadra 14, 2074
राष्ट्रिय महिला आयोगको कानून संशोधन गर्ने तयारीमा सरकार
Setopati
htthttps://www.setopati.com/politics/80050ps://www.setopati.com/politics/80050
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August 28
Effective implementation of laws must to end VAW: Lawmakers
Republica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/effective-implementation-of-laws-must-to-end-vaw-lawmakers/
At a national workshop 'Constitutional and Legal Rights of Nepali Women' organized by the National Women Commission here today, lawmaker Rita Rawal said that the bodies concerned should take the issue seriously at a time when the rape cases are increasing at different places of the country.
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October 13
कथित बोक्सीको आरोपमा अमानवीय व्यवहार गरिएको घटनाप्रति महिला आयोगको ध्यानाकर्षण
Subhash ShahINSEC Online
http://inseconline.org/np/news/%e0%a4%95%e0%a4%a5%e0%a4%bf%e0%a4%a4-%e0%a4%ac%e0%a5%8b%e0%a4%95%e0%a5%8d%e0%a4%b8%e0%a5%80%e0%a4%95%e0%a5%8b-%e0%a4%86%e0%a4%b0%e0%a5%8b%e0%a4%aa%e0%a4%ae%e0%a4%be-%e0%a4%85%e0%a4%ae%e0%a4%be-6/
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November 13
महिला हिंसाको उजुरी गर्न नि:शुल्क नम्बर
Fatima Banuekantipur
https://ekantipur.com/news/2017/11/13/20171113173506.html
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November 22
महिला हिंसा भएमा ११४५ मा डायल गरौँ
Mahila Khabar
https://www.mahilakhabar.com/news/2017/11/22/34272.html
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November 23
हिंसामा परेका महिलाको साथी ११४५
Saurya Online
https://www.souryaonline.com/2017/11/160975.html
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2017November 24
NWC gets more teeth to protect rights of women
The Himalayan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/national-women-commission-gets-teeth-protect-rights-women/
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November 30
हिंसाविरूद्ध अभियानमा पुरूषको साथ
अमृता अनमोलekantipur
https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2017/11/30/20171130072543.htmll
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December 1
Nepali women now can register violence complaints online
Online Khabar English
https://english.onlinekhabar.com/womens-commission-to-receive-vaw-complaints-online.html
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December 1
Online registration of VAW incidents to begin from Dec 11
myrepublica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/31831/
All types of incidents of Violence Against Women (VAW) can be registered online from December 11, 2017. Secretary at the National Women Commission, Tulsiram Sedhain shared this in the National Women Conference organized in the capital today by the Asmita Women's Publication Group, Action Aid International Nepal, and the National Women Rights Forum.
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December 1Dec 1: 6 things to know by 6 PMmyrepublica
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/dec-1-6-things-to-know-by-6-pm/
All types of incidents of Violence Against Women (VAW) can be registered online from December 11, 2017. Secretary at the National Women Commission, Tulsiram Sedhain shared this in the National Women Conference organized in the capital today by the Asmita Women's Publication Group, Action Aid International Nepal, and the National Women Rights Forum.
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December 2
Online listing of VAW cases from Dec 11
RSSThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2017/12/02/online-listing-of-vaw-cases-from-dec-11
Tulsiram Sedhain, secretary at the National Women Commission (NWC), said on Friday that the online registration facility to register VAW cases is being launched with a view to providing prompt justice to the victims.
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December 5
A Helpline for GBV Survivors in Nepal Transmits Hope and Support
World Bankreliefweb
https://reliefweb.int/report/nepal/helpline-gbv-survivors-nepal-transmits-hope-and-support
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December 5
A Helpline for GBV Survivors in Nepal Transmits Hope and Support
David Waldorf/WBWorld Bank
https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/12/05/a-helpline-for-gbv-survivors-in-nepal
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December 5
‘Combined, integrated efforts needed to fight GBV’
RSSThe Himalayan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/combined-integrated-efforts-needed-fight-gender-based-violence/
The NWC recently launched a 24-hour helpline 1145 to respond to cases of gender-based violence. This is supported by the World Bank.
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December 8#16 Days: Make the callDr. Bisika ThapaThe Kathmandu Post
https://kathmandupost.com/opinion/2017/12/08/16-days-make-the-call
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December 10
Mangsir 24, 2074
“Khabar Garaun 1145”: Helpline service in operation to end GBV
THT OnlineThe Himalayan Times
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/khabar-garaun-1145-helpline-service-to-end-gbv-cases/
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