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

 

 

Crime data against Women, Children and Senior Citizen of Lockdown Period (Chaitra 11 to Shrawan 10)

S.N Types of Crime Province-1 Province-2 Bagmati Province Gandaki Province Lumbini Province Karnali Province Sudurpaschim Province Metro Total
 1 Rape     169 98 86 53 123 45 79 64 717
 2 Attempt to rape 53 20 25 15 34 14 25 13 199
 3 Polygamy 33 13 11 14 12 17 16 6 122
 4 Child Marriage 1 4 1 4 3 1 1 2 17
 5 Allegation of Witchcraft 0 6 0 2 0 1 1 0 10
 6 Abortion 0 5 1 1 0 1 1 0 9
 7 Untouchability 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 7
 8 Child Sexual Abuse 19 10 10 14 11 3 4 8 79
9 Unnatural Sex  6  3  1  3  1  0  0  0  14
10 Domestic Violence 73 566 248 166 284 87 206 301 1931
11 Suicide 264 231 209 154 225 63 127 70 1343
Total 620 956 592 427 694 232 463 464 4448

 Crime data against Women, Children and Senior Citizen of Fiscal year 2076/077

S.N Types of Crime Province-1 Province-2 Bagmati Province Gandaki Province Lumbini Province Karnali Province Sudurpaschim Province Metro CIB Total
 1 Rape     485 288 256 161 348 139 200 266 1 2144
 2 Attempt to rape  169 95 86 62 99 57 67 52 0 687
 3 Polygamy 154 82 87 84 88 78 64 97 0 734
 4 Child Marriage 7 13 9 5 11 9 5 5 0 64
 5 Allegation of Witchcraft 7 17 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 34
 6 Abortion 3 12 1 3 2 3 3 2 0 29
 7 Untouchability 4 2 6 2 4 1 9 2 0 30
 8 Domestic Violence 508 3529 1126 934 1852 625 705 2459 0 11738
 9 Child Sexual Abuse 58 33 37 31 34 5 7 26 1 232
10 Unnatural Sex 9 6 2 5 2 1 1 1 0 27
Total  1404 4077 1611 1291 2441 920 1063 2910 2 15719

 24 years of Crime data related to Women and Children.

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

Child Sexual Abuse

053/054 112 34 74 101 5 337 -    
054/055 181 34 101 135 3 228 -    
055/056 141 18 81 96 1 432 -    
 056/057 186 33 89  96  5  711 -    
 057/058 122 35 55  75  1  449 -    
 058/059  129  21 14  51  -  410 -    
 059/060  157  18  15  69  2  569 -    
 060/061  154  19  8  44  3  922 -    
 061/062  188  25  11  66  1  730 -    
 062/063  195  38 14 65 1 939 -    
 063/064 317  70  3  94  7  1100 -    
 064/065  309  73 13  122  4  881 -    
 065/066  391  75  12  170  2  968 -    
 066/067  376  101  8  146  7  983  4    
 067/068  481 151  12  197  2  1355  39    
 068/069  555  156  13  249  12  2250  35    
 069/070  677  245  28  350  19 1800 28    
 070/071  912  414  18  421  15  6835  39 14  
 071/072  981  562  17  518  23  8268  43 10  
 072/073  1089  452  22  463  20  9398  28 19  
 073/074  1131  536  22  464  26  11629  24 17  
 074/075  1480  727  18  602  59  12225  48 18  
075/076 2230 786 27 1001 86 14774 46 43 211
076/77 2144 687 29 734 64 11738 34 30 232