The report examines the extent to
which survivors of rape and sexual violence access justice in Nepal as well as
the response mechanisms that are in place to address the concerns of rape
survivors. The study covered the 10 districts of Morang, Dhanushs, Kailali,
Udayapur, Kavrepalanchowk, Kathmandu, Baglung, Dailekh, Dolakha and Darchula.
The findings show that the
reporting and documentation of rape cases is still very marginal. An average of
443 cases in a year reflects a high prevalence ofrape if systems were conducive
for survivors to report. The analysis further indicates that rape is deeply
entrenched national problem that transcends class, caste, ethnicity, age,
economic, educational, geographical and religious status.