Rally against VAW in capital

KATHMANDU: Thousands gathered on the streets on Thursday in the capital calling to end violence against women. Under the “One Billion Rising Campaign”, rights activists including women and men participated in a rally from Baluwatar to Shantibatika carrying placards with the slogan that VAW should be ended from the society.

The campaign is launched in different countries of the world today to express solidarity for ending VAW. The rally, demanding guarantee of ending VAW, started from Baluwatar and converged into a corner meeting after reaching Shantibatika after going through different places of the capital.

Participants in the rally organised by various women rights organizations including Sancharika Samuha, demanded that laws to end VAW, be brought.

During the program, artistes staged a drama urging one and all not to portray and use women just a commodity, but are human beings.

The activists demanded that a strict law be brought for ending VAW and stern action to those involved in VAW.