KATHMANDU, Nepal-With an objective to provide immediate justice to the rape survivors and create awareness to prevent rape cases, a national campaign against rape has begun on Sunday. Various organizations have join hand for the campaign that will last till December 10.
Women Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) National Network, Common Campaign for Peace, Child Development Youth Network, among other two dozen organizations taking part at the campaign have asked that the government should amend the current law regarding rape crimes, formulating the directive to Nepal Police to make the investigation of rape cases more effective.
The campaign began with a rally in the capital on Sunday went through major streets of Capital Kathmandu.
On the occasion, women activists and member of the campaign demanded that the government should provide effective and fast justice to the rape victims by establishing a Fast Track Court, and giving continuity to the regular hearing procedure from Courts.
During the campaign, they would distribute various informative materials which will give knowledge on how to combat against rapists, submit memorandum to the Interim Election Council of Ministers, Khil Raj Regmi, through the District Administration Office (DAO) nationwide besides holding interaction and meeting against rape, according to the campaign organizers.
According to a latest report, as many as 150 girls and women were raped where as 14 cases of attempted rape cases were witnessed within three months until mid July, this year.