The Toolkit for Developing Legislation and Policies on Gender-based Violence against Women and Girls in Nepal
The Toolkit for Developing Legislation and Policies on Gender-based Violence against Women and Girls in Nepal was finalised in March 2020 and provides guidance for the development, adoption and effective. implementation of comprehensive and human-rights-centred legislation and policies to end gender-based violence against women and girls (GBVAWG). Through this guidance, the toolkit aims to support concerned stakeholders in Nepal at all levels of governance, particularly at the provincial and local levels, in their efforts to provide adequate protection to victims/survivors, strengthen prevention GBVAWG.
This toolkit presents a checklist of crucial elements for GBVAWG legislation and policies; including to go beyond mere criminalisation and prosecution of perpetrators and encompass i.e. support, protection, remedies to victims/survivors and their empowerment, as well as the prevention of violence. This toolkit has been developed with an annex providing specific guidance to draft legislation/policies on the topic of sexual violence.