Women and Children Service Directorate

Women and children are considered vulnerable and are provided special protection and treatment through various international charters and conventions. Nepal as a signatory country of the UN Convention on  Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on  Rights of  Child (CRC) is legally obliged to provide protection and fair treatment to women and children, whether offender or victim. The Women and Children Service Directorate (WCSD) is tasked especially to deal with the matters related to  women and children.
In compliance with various UN conventions, guidelines, resolutions, national policies, acts and recommendations of Police Reform Commission,  1996 Nepal Police has established one  central level and 4 district (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kaski and Morang) level Women and Children Service Centers (formerly known  as Women Cell) as a pilot project. 
At present, Women and Children Service Centers (WCSC) are actively operating in 75 districts across the nation apart from and 7 Metropolitan Circles in the Kathmandu Valley.

Vision:
Ensuring widely available, fair and specialized services for women and children.

Mission: 
Provide accessibility to justice for women and children in a conducive reporting environment.

Objective:

  • Investigation, documentation and maintaining of  database on criminal cases related to women and children.
  • Build police capacities especially in relation to handling of SGBV related cases.
  • Analyze crime patterns in relation to crimes committed against women and children.
  • Production and publication of IEC materials.
  • Strengthen and broaden the scope of women and children service centers.
  • Raise public awareness.
  • Coordination and networking with concerned stakeholders.

WCSCs deal with  following cases:

  • Human trafficking
  • Sexual offence( rape or attempt to rape, incest,  sexual abuse and exploitation of children and marital rape)
  • Domestic violence (physical, sexual, mental and economic violence)
  • Polygamy, child Marriage
  • Illegal abortion
  • Untouchability (chhuwachhut)
  • Allegation of witchcraft

Organogram:


Role and responsibilities of WCSC:
1. Prevention

  • Awareness raising programs: rallies, radio and TV programs
  • School liaison programs
  • Publications (user guides for police and security and safety information for civil society)

2. Investigation

  • WCSC investigates and prosecutes crimes related to women and children.

3. Capacity building for police

  • WCSD coordinates and carries out trainings and workshops for capacity building of the police regarding issues related to women and children.

4. Crime data management

  • Keeping, analyzing and dissemination of crime data related to women and children, including data on missing children.

5. Victim support

  • Provide support in co-ordination with concerned agencies.

6. Coordination and networking

  • WCSC coordinates and networks with UN agencies, I/NGOsand government agencies.

Achievements:

- Establishment of 23 separate buildings for WCSC in
Jhapa,Morang,Sunsari,Kathmandu,Lalitpur,Kavre,Nuwakot,Sindhupalchowk,Makwanpur,Chitwan,Kaski,Nawalparasi,Rupandehi,Doti, Kailali, Dang, Udayapur, Sarlahi, Kapilvastu, Jumla, Bara, Rauthat and Dhanusha districts.

- 40 districts with juvenile justice officers:
Ilam, Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Dhankuta, Udayapur, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari,Sarlahi, Dolakha, Sindhuli,Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Dhading, Kathmandu, Lalitpur ,Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Tanahu, Lamjung, Syangja, Kaski, Palpa, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Baglung, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Jumla, Surkhet, Kailali and Kanchanpur.

- Establishment of Child Friendly Room in district level (20 locations)
Makwanpur, Kaski, Rupendehi, Morang, Kavre, Nawalparasi, Kalimati (KTM), Baudha( KTM), Balaju(KTM), Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chapa gaun( Lalitpur), Chitwan, Palpa, Syangja, Sunsari, Dang, Ilam, Kailali andThimi (Bhaktapur).

- Contributed to formulate Gender Policy of Nepal Police, 2069
- Contributed to incorporate gender issues in various police training curricula
- Separate posting of 1344 personnel for WCSC units
- Establishment of National Center for Children at Risk (Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu) with hotline number 104
- Contributed to formulate Victim Support SOP, 2070
- Mobilization of gender based violence victim support and rescue van with hotline number under Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Office

Present activities :
Capacity enhancement
WCSD has been conducting various capacity enhancement programs on issues like gender, women and children for police personnel in co-ordination with various organizations.

 S.N.     Year (BS)     Program title     No of Participants    Supported by
 १  २०५८  महिला तथा वालवालिका बिरुद्धका अपराध अनुसन्धान सम्बन्धि अनुशिक्षण।  ११७८  यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 २  २०५८  चेलीबेटी बेचबिखन र बाल यौन शोषण रोकथाम तथा अनुसन्धान बिषयक तालीम।     १५०     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ३  २०५८     Basic Counseling तालीम  ५०     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ४          २०५८     Data Capture तालीम  १४     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ५       २०५८     Data Analysis तालीम     ९०    यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ६  २०६१  Victim Handling during Investigation and Disposing of Allegation and Improvement of  Data System बिषयक  ३९     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ७  २०६५ र २०६६  ToT on Juvenile Justice Officer's Training (Senior Officer) -(7 days)  ५०     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ८  २०६५ र २०६६  Juvenile Justice Officer's Training  (Junior Officer) – (5 days)  ३६०     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ९  २०६८    Justice for Children विषयमा प्र.नि.र प्र.ना.उ. दर्जाका प्रहरीहरुको लागि प्रशिक्षक प्रशिक्षण तालिम सम्पन्न।(६ कार्यदिन)  २५  यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 १०  २०६८    Justice for Children विषयमा जुनियर प्रहरी अधिकृतहरुको लागि ५ दिने प्रशिक्षण (धनगढी, बिराटनगर, पोखरा र नेपालगंज,)  १२०    यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 ११  २०६८    Psychosocial  Intervention Training (care for care- givers) to WCSC staffs बिराटनगर,नेपालगंज,पोखरा र उपत्यकामा सम्पन्न (प्र.स.नि.देखि प्र.नि. सम्म)  १५०     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 १२  २०६८    Psychosocial  Intervention Training (care for care- givers) to WCSC staffs बिराटनगर,नेपालगंज,चितवन  र उपत्यकामा सम्पन्न (प्र.ह.र प्र.ज.को लागि)  ३२५     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 १३  २०६९    Justice for Children विषयमा जुनियर प्रहरी अधिकृतहरुको लागि ५ दिने प्रशिक्षण (चितवन)  ३०  यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 १४  २०६९    Psychosocial  Intervention Training (care for care- givers) to WCSC staffs उपत्यका र चितवनमा सम्पन्न (प्र.स.नि. देखि प्र.नि. सम्म)  ५०     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 १५  २०६९    Psychosocial Intervention Training (care for care- givers) to WCSC staffs चितवन  र उपत्यकामा सम्पन्न (प्र.ह.र प्र.ज.को लागि)  ५०     यूनिसेफ, नेपाल
 १६  २०६९    ToT on Gender Responsive Investigation and Counseling Skill  ३०     ADB
 १७  २०६९    Gender Responsive Investigation and Counseling Skill for district level staff ( Bara, Dhanusha Rautahat, Doti)  २४३     ADB
 १८  २०६९    Gender Responsive Investigation and Counseling Skill in the  Kathmandu Valley for junior level and other staffs  ६०     ADB
 १९  २०६९    Concept on UNSCR 1325 and 1820  ५००    Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction
 २०  २०७० बैशाख  Gender Responsive Investigation and Counseling Skill in Jumla district for senior, junior level and other staffs  ६०  ADB
 २१  २०७० भाद्र  ToT on Women Peace and Security  ३०     Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction
 २२  २०७० भाद्र देखी चैत्र सम्म  Capacity Enhancement of Nepal Police to Contricute the Peace Process Effectively (Bharatpur, Nepalgunj, Butwal and Armed Police Battalion no. 1, Biratnagar, Dhangadhi, Parsa, PHQ, Ramechhap, Kavre) Junior  ५०७  Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction
 २३  २०७०  "महिला तथा बालबालिकासंग सम्बन्धित अपराध अन्सन्धान" विषयक १६ दिने प्रशिक्षण तालीम सम्पन्न - उपत्यकामा कार्यरत प्र.ना.उ. देखि प्र.नि. दर्जाका प्र.क.हरु सहभागि  ६४  रा.प्र.प्र.प्र.

Ongoing programs:
1. Capacity enhancement of Nepal Police to contribute to peace process effectively (implementation of National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 & 1820)
2. Protection, prevention and recovery (PPR) program (implementation of National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 & 1820).
3.ADB JFPR 9135: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers project ( project districts Jumla, Doti, Bara, Dhanusha, Rautahat)

18 Years crime data related to women and children:

 Fiscal Year (BS)  Rape     Attempt to rape  Trafficking     Abortion     Polygamy     Child marriage     Domestic violence
 053/054      112    34    117    74    101    5    337
 054/055  181  34  130  101  135  3  228
 055/056  141  18  110  181  96  1  432
 056/057  186  33  120  89  96  5  711
 057/058  122  35  92  55  75  1  449
 058/059  129  21  40  14  51  -  410
 059/060  157  18  55  15  69  2  569
 060/061  154  19  56  8  44  3  922
 061/062  188  25  72  11  66  1  730
 062/063  195  38  97  14  65  1  939
 063/064  317  70  112  3  94  7  1100
 064/065  309  73  123  13  122  4  881
 065/066  391  75  139  12  170  2  968
 066/067  376  101  161  8  146  7  983
 067/068  481  151  183  12  197  3  1355
 068/069  555  156  118  13  249  12  2250
 069/070  677  245  144  28  350  19  1800
 070/071  912  414  185  12  421  17  6835

WCSC requests the citizens    

  • To inform police as soon as  seeing or encountering any violence against  women and children.
  • Your information and support can help police  arrest the suspect(s).
  • WCSC is committed to  necessary actions on all forms of crime related to women and children.

For further details or information please contact at:
Telephone number : 977 1 4414745
E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women in Nepal Police
History:

  • Chaitamaya Dangol recruited on  15 June 1951 as the first woman Police Constable was entrusted  to carry out search and arrest female offenders.
  • In 1968, 25 women police were recruited for traffic management.
  • Significant intake of women police  took place between1985-86.
  • In 1986, a separate  Woman Police Company (Mahila Gulma) was established under the PHQ.
  • In 1995,  Traffic Woman Company (Mahila Traffic Gulma) was established under Valley Traffic Police Office.

Current status of women police

 S.N.  Rank  Number
 1.  Inspector General of Police  -
 2.  Additional Inspector General of Police  -
 3.  Deputy Inspector General of Police  0
 4.  Senior Superintendent of Police  4
 5.  Superintendent of Police  3
 6.  Deputy Superintendent of Police  14
 7.  Inspector of Police  46
 8.  Sub Inspector of Police  157
 9.  Assistant Sub Inspector of Police  243
 10.  Police Head Constable  625
 11.  Police Constable  2848
 12.  Police Followers  183
  Total  4123

 Women police are involved in:

  • Women and Children Service Center
  • Maintaining law and order and providing security
  • Police operations
  • Traffic management
  • Crime investigation and intelligence
  • Training (as instructors)
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT),
  • Medical and  other technical fields
  • Police band
  • UN missions (UNPOL/FPU)

Participation of women police in United Nations peacekeeping missions:

Total participation as UNPOL 83
Currently serving as UNPOL 6
Total participation as FPU member 212
Currently serving as FPU member 28
10%  

Opportunities for women in Nepal Police:

  • Commission as police constable: Elementary education
  • Commission as Assistant Sub Inspector (Non-gazetted 3rd class): Intermediate or + 2
  • Commission as Inspector (Gazetted 3rd class): Bachelors degree in any discipline

महिला तथा बालबालिका सेवा निर्देशनालयको  पाँच जिल्लाको लागि रणनीति:-
बारा       धनुषा     डोटी      जुम्ला      रौतहत

Project Progress Report, July 2013

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