KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Violence against Women is one of the most heinous crimes dominant all around the world. To eliminate such violation of human rights, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women November is celebrated every year on November 25. On the occasion, ‘thesilence breaker’ was organized by Presidential College, at its premises in Thapagaun.
In the event, Menuka Thapa, founder and president of Rakshya Nepal, an NGO, and Mona Ansari, member of National Human Rights Commission Nepal were present as a chief guest.
Baliram Yadav, CEO of Rel –event Management Pvt Ltd as well as student of Presidential College, said, “This is the second edition of the talk show named ‘The Breakers’ organized by this college and we are planning to organize such program in every three months.”
During her speech on the occasion, Menuka Thapa said, “It is shameful that violence against women is still widely existent in our society. Data have shown that one in three women experience domestic violence in their lives. So, these kinds of awareness raising programs are vital for women empowerment.”
She added, “Most abusers are between the ages of 15 and 30 years, so it is important to aware as well educate people of all ages and genders to curb violence against women.”
Another guest at the program Mona Ansari said, “Development is not possible without women empowerment so men and women should work hand in hand to eliminate violence against the latter and to form a better society.”