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16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Gender-based violence has become such a critical concern that there isn't a single country, not even on a count of fingers, that has been able to dodge it. Despite the passage of several legislation, the situation is yet to improve. However, numerous attempts have been made around the globe to reduce and eliminate the problem of gender-based violence. One such endeavor is the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, which runs from November 25 to December 10 around the world.

Kathmandu School of Law has been holding various types of activities on the occasion of this campaign every year for the past decade, with an objective of discouraging any sort of gender based violence. This year has been no different, and Kathmandu School of Law has launched a sixteen-day campaign against gender-based violence in an attempt to contribute to the reduction of this global scourge.

The campaign was structured into three stages. The initial phase of the awareness initiative involved law students going to secondary level schools and disseminating knowledge on the gender-based violence in the young minds. In the second phase, the students of law staged a street drama in Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Basantapur Durbar Square to spread awareness on gender-based violence and vices in society.

The final stage was the seminar on gender based-violence which was a great success thanks to the contributions of Professor Geeta Pathak Sangraula, asst. professor Anil Kumar Shrestha and Asst. Professor Laxmi Bhakhadyo, who collectively presented their insights on the grave problem of gender-based violence, from the very past and its situation in the present, the roles played by the legislations in controlling the related issues, and importance of legal as well as personal initiates in order to eradicate the problems of gender based violence. Throughout the journey of 16 days, Kathmandu School of Law and its wings have not failed in spreading awareness against the problem via different social media. The event was successfully completed on the 10th of December with the appreciation and certificate distribution to every individual who contributed in the endeavor.

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