Press Release

Press Release

In a shocking incident, two schoolgirls aged 15 and 16 received severe burns in an acid attack at Basantapur Kathmandu- on 22nd February, Sunday and a six years old girl was raped in Bara district of Nepal by her teacher. Action Works Nepal shows its extreme solidarity in these two cases and wants to give pressure to the government to take serious attention and action to the perpetrator involved in this attack.

Also this incident shows that there is no any policy provision on selling the harmful chemical like acid in the country. AWON would like to bring the attention for the responsible mechanism of the government to bring the policy and procedure to sell those harmful chemicals in the market and create safe environment in the society.

Nepal Government bears million of expenses for the medical cost for the prime ministers, ministers but didn’t show any ownership to medical services and any financial help of  two  girls Ms Sangita Magar and  Seema Basnet , Thus, AWON would like to bring serious attention to the government in this case.

Even though Nepal signed various National and International treaties for the right of Girls and Women, but the cases of violence are increasing day by day and the government is not taking serious action. It also proves that government is not serious on it. So AWON would like to request Nepal Government to be serious and provide quick action to punish the perpetrator.

Action Works Nepal is very much serious to the issue of violation of women human right and urge to find out and provide punishment to the perpetrator.