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Save the women, save the world.

Giacomo d'Orlando | Nepal

The most of the GBV survivors finds difficult to socialize with other people due to the low level of confidence that have developed towards the people.

The Gender Based Violence is one of the plague that afflict Nepali society. This social issue is the major reason that leads to suicide, the principal cause of death among Nepali women in reproductive age. The gender inequality is at the root of social, economic and legal problematic. Nepal is emerging from a politically and socially fragile post-conflict situation which has generated poverty and inequality deeply entrenched as form of social exclusion. During the past years, Nepal Demographic and Healt Survey has revealed that one in five women of reproductive age has reported once in their lifetime an experience of physical violence and more than one in ten experienced sexual violence. However, a majority (75%) did not seek any help and only 7% of women who had experienced sexual violence had reported the assault. The principal reason why GBV is so common among Nepali women is due to the deep rooted conviction in the society that man is more important than woman. I deeply believe that an equal world where women and men are on the same level will guarantee a better future for humanity.

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