Women, Children and Senior Citizen Service Directorate

“Together with Citizens in fighting all forms of Gender Based Violence”

Introduction:
Women, children and senior citizens are among the most vulnerable populations in the world suffering the most from poverty, social disparity and illness. Despite their pervasive role in the society, far too many numbers of women, children and senior citizens are at risk due to lack of basic care and support. Thus, this group needs special protection and care from all forms of violence and discrimination.

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, children and senior citizens at all levels.

Women, Children and Senior Citizen Service Center (WCSC) (formerly known as Women Cell) was established within Nepal police in 1996 as a pilot project in four districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kaski and Morang) and one at central level in Police Headquarters as governing body. This was the first ever initiative from Nepal Police in compliance with various UN conventions, guidelines, resolutions, national policies, act, as well as the recommendations of Police Reform Commission.

Complying with one of the core organizational priorities of strict approach in combating all forms of inhumane acts against Women, Children and Senior Citizens. Nepal Police Women, Children and Senior Citizens Service Centers are actively operating under the direct supervision of Women, Children and Senior Citizen Service Directorate (WCSCSD) in all 77 districts including three (3) Ranges, nine (9) Circles and three (3) Sectors under the Metropolitan Police Office in Kathmandu Valley and 122 Area police offices, seven Provinces and Federal Police offices totaling to 240 units across the nation at present.

Vision:
Ensuring widely available, fair and specialized police services for women, children, senior citizens and other vulnerable populations.

Objective: 

  • Ensure Gender mainstreaming in organizational plans and policies
  • Strengthen, broaden the scope and efficiency of women, children and senior citizen service centers
  • Build police capacities especially in relation to handling of GBV related cases.
  • Collection, compilation and scientific analysis of disaggregated data on crime against women, children and senior citizen from WCSCSCs all across the country.
  • Production and publication of informative materials on GBV
  • Raise public awareness on prevention of Crime Against Women, Children and Senior Citizen
  • Coordination and networking with concerned stakeholders in prevention and response to GBV

Our Area of Work: 

  1. Sexual offence ( rape, attempt to rape, sexual abuse and exploitation of children and marital rape)
  2. Domestic violence (physical, sexual, mental and economic violence)
  3. Offenses related to Marriage (Polygamy, child Marriage)Offenses related to Social Discriminatory practices (Allegation of witchcraft, Untouchability,
  4. Chhaupadi-menstrual taboo)
  5. Offenses related to reproductive rights (Illegal Abortion)
  6. Human Trafficking and Transportation.
  7. Offenses related to physical abuse and torture (Use of Tejab-Sulphuric Acid).
  8. Other associated offenses against Women and Children.
  9. Offenses related to Senior Citizens.

STRUCTURE OF WOMEN, CHILDREN AND SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICE DIRECTORATE

 

 

Fiscal Year Rape Attempt to Rape Trafficking Abortion Polygamy Child Marriage Domestic Violence Witch Craft Untouchability

Child Sexual

Abuse

053/054 112 34 117 74 101 5 337 -    
054/055 181 34 130 101 135 3 228 -    
055/056 141 18 110 81 96 1 432 -    
 056/057 186 33 129 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  4    
 067/068  481 151  183  12  197  2  1355  39    
 068/069  555  156  118  13  249  12  2250  35    
 069/070  677  245  144  28  350  19 1800 28    
 070/071  912  414  185  18  421  15  6835  39 14  
 071/072  981  562  181  17  518  23  8268  43 10  
 072/073  1089  452  212  22  463  20  9398  28 19  
 073/074  1131  536  227  22  464  26  11629  24 17  
 074/075  1480  727  305  18  602  59  12225  48 18  
075/076 2230 786 258 27 1001 86 14774 46 43 211