Eight govt-run shelters for victimised women and children in major cities
Government-run shelters have come into operation in the main cities of Nepal including Nepalgunj, Biratnagar and Pokhara keeping in view the welfare of women and children who are victims of all sorts of abuses or are in serious risk of facing violence and exploitation.
The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCS) has brought the shelters into operation in eight main cities of the country.
MoWCS Under-Secretary Khemraj Bhusal informed about the government-run shelters that are currently operational at a program organised by the South Asian Civil society for protection of child rights in the capital on Monday. He said temporary shelters have also come into operation for victimised women and children in various places of the country.
He further informed that the government has come up with the provision of arranging Rs 50,000 in order to rescue any women and children who are already victims of various kinds of abuses or are likely to face serious risk of violence. Plus, the government has also arranged Rs 5,000 to provide legal assistance to them, Bhusal added.
Bhusal expressed confidence that this would help in guaranteeing the rights of women and children. nepalnews.com