Country Nepal
Year 2015
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Realizing that school can play a catalytic role in changing violence against women and girls based culture, the Government of Nepal launched the academic year 2015 with the slogan “End Gender-Based Violence at School” and has been taking active steps to address violence in schools and homes. The Zero Tolerance program is piloted which aims to reduce the prevalence of school related gender-based violence and to establish child- and adolescent-friendly environment through training (of teachers, members of school management committees, parent teachers association and students), service mapping, advocacy and awareness raising activities. It also touches upon the issues of child rights, impact of GBV – including segregation during menstruation (or chhaupadi)- and child marriage on the life of the child and society.

Source of Information

Nepal's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.31