Sexual abuse – Left column

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In 2018 (2075/2076) 2230 rape cases and 786 attempted rapes were recorded. The rate is increasing rapidly, in 2014 (2071/2072) the police registered 981 cases. Unfortunately, most rape cases are not reported because women often do not know their legal rights and their families do not support them. Therefore most of the time trial doesn’t take place and no one is brought to justice. In addition to the legal challenge, victims face a prevailing chauvinistic view that rape is not a crime as the girl is going to have sex anyway. This includes the perspective that rape only means that the girl has sex earlier than she otherwise would have or that she isn’t happy about the conditions in which it occurred (Nepal Police).