‘Lack of awareness of legal remedies, complex court procedures and financial constraints are some of the issues women face in accessing justice. This is according to a UN official from Nepal.
Sudhir Bhattrai, Under Secretary, in Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke at an event at UN headquarters, on developing a ‘Transformational Approach’ to ensure every woman’s access to justice.
According to UN Women, in countries like Nepal, only 27.6% of women victims of violence and discrimination seek support from the justice sector institutions.
The nation recently launched a report to understand some of the hindrances women face in accessing their legal rights. Priyanka Shankar has been talking to Sudhir Bhattrai to about these issues.