Nepali government to set up service centers to control domestic violence

In a bid to control the domestic violence against women, the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare of Nepal has decided to set up service centers in 15 districts of the country, Nepali national news agency RSS reported last week.

According to joint secretary at the ministry Ratna Kaji Bajracharya, the ministry took this decision considering that many women have still been affected by the domestic violence against them at a time when the government has already approved the law against domestic violence against women.

The centers would be established in such places where the number of incidents of domestic violence against women is high and the government’s presence is poor, said Bajracharya.

Legal consultations, treatment including accommodation in case of necessity will be provided from the centers to all victims of domestic violence including men and children, he added.

The ministry has allocated 20 million Nepali rupees (around 250thousand U.S. dollars) for the programs launched to control the domestic violence, according to RSS.

The Nepali government has already set up rehabilitation centers in Sindhupalchowk, Kailali and capital Kathmandu for the violence victims where nearly 100 have been rehabilitated so far.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/06/content_12005971.htm



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