63 percent of incidents of violence against women are from husbands

Kathmandu: In Nepal, 63 percent of incidents of violence against women are committed by husbands.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) made the figures public in an interaction with journalists on Wednesday. In the study of complaints of violence against women registered with the commission, 19 percent of women have been victimized by family members, 4 percent by primary caregivers, friends and neighbors. Similarly, 2 percent of the victims are brothers.

In the fiscal year 2020-21, 969 complaints of domestic violence and 140 complaints of other forms of violence against women have been lodged with the commission.

Speaking on the occasion, Commission Chairperson Kamala Parajuli said that she would do her best to reduce any kind of violence. She said that with the appointment of officials in the Women’s Commission, the expectations of the people have increased and the work has been taken forward to fulfill the expectations of all.