Women's access to judicial rights needs a holistic approach in Nepal

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Flood-affected women of Nepal, wait to receive dignity kits. Photo: UNFPA Nepal/Hari Karki

'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.

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