From June 1 - 15, 2020, COCAP’s Nepal Peace Monitoring Project (PMP) recorded a total of 149 incidents from across Nepal of which 77 incidents were directly related to COVID-19. Majority of incidents were protests related to lack of relief to those in need, substandard quality of quarantine centers, fine against business for black marketing of essential goods at the time of panic, assaults by the police on civilians and demands of citizens to increase polymerise chain reaction (PCR) tests. Of the total COVID-19 related incidents 20 were violent and 57 were non violent incidents.
From June 1 - 15, 44 cases of gender based violence (GBV) were recorded of which 30 victims were below the age of 26. GBV itself was a crisis in our communities but the pandemic has made victims furthermore vulnerable to abuse. It is important to note that both males and females face GBV but according to our data the majority of victims are women and girls.
This bi-weekly report is aimed to inform our readers on the added crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected everyone's livelihood and made some group of people even more vulnerable.