Hi friends,

In Nepal daily protest is going on in front of Prime Minister's official residence from December last week demanding judicial probe into the incident of violence against women that took place recently in differently places of the country. Every morning from 9am to 11am, hundreds of people belonging to women right groups, human right activist, journalist, laywers, students, civil society members are protesting, but government is not responding yet.

We are organizing a protest in front of Chief District Office, Kathmandu on January 28th, 2013 Monday from 11am to 1pm to show solidarity on protest going on against VAW and demanding implementation of existing law as well as demanding harse punishment for crimes against women. This protest is organizing by National Newar Women Movement.

Rashmila Prajapati

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Rashmila,

Good for you. There's safety in numbers. There's power in women. You matter. You are necessary. Thank you.

Ubuntu(I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins Founder/CEO I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Hi Rashmila,

it is good to see that you don't just come up with ideas but actually take action which is necessary to move forward. My thoughts, prayers and desire for your safety are with you. Although this may SEEM like it is not getting results, it is a seed, it is a step and it will build and you WILL achieve as an outcome.

Proud to know you, Keep up the good work. Or as I am known for saying "Keep it coming, baby".

Ubuntu,

Wendy

Sorry the pictures could not download. Perhaps later they will.

Wendy Stebbins Founder/CEO I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Hi Rashmila,

It is encouraging to hear that such bold action is taking place in Nepal. I hope you will write an account of the protest, if you think it was effective and post photos from the event.

In solidarity,

Kim Crane World Pulse Programs Coordinator

Dear Kim,

In Nepal from more than one month daily protest, Occupy Baluwatar, is going on demanding justice for victims of rape and other gender-based violence. The protests had kicked off in the last week of December, following the rape and robbery of Sita Rai (name changed) at Tribhuvan International Airport on November 21 by on-duty police man.

The peaceful protest took a nasty turn on 26th January Friday, the demonstrators tried to cross the prohibited area at gate no. 3 of the Prime Minister's official residence as part of a civil disobedience step and volunteered to be arrested, saying the government had shown apathy toward their demand even after a month of their campaign. The police refused to arrest them but used force to stop them from entering the restricted area. In this face-off between them, police charged with batons, manhandled the protesters and made arrests. The Metropolitan Police detained 32 protesting activists, 20 female, 11 male and 1 transgender, but later freed them. Even the disabled protesters were injured that day.Except Nepali Congress, no political parties of Nepal showed concern over police assault and arrests.

The protests will continue until the government addresses the issues of violence against women and until the culprits in the Sita Rai case are booked.

Rashmila

Kathmandu, Nepal