Nepal has been facing an arm conflict between government and insurgent group for the last ten years. So far, more than ten thousand people are killed and billions of properties have been lost. At the same time, thousands and thousands people are being displaced both internally and externally. Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) are mostly settled in the urban areas with extreme difficulties for livelihood. Among them, many Young people have also been displaced from their home and seeking job opportunities in the urban areas. As a result, they are compelled to work at difficult, danger and dirty places having high risk. Many young people are working as sex workers with high risk sexual behaviors as they have very limited information and skills for safer sexual behaviors.
Recently, an NGO- Rahat has claimed that 48 percent of the cabin girls are among IDPs due to Maoists insurgency and another 42 percent of them have been working as cabin girls due to their economic problems (Gorkhapatra. July 2, 2005). Most of them are involved in sex trade. There is no any data available about their sexual behaviors. However, different researches have confirmed that there is a concentric epidemic of STI and HIV infection among sex workers in Nepal.
Conflict affected areas. There have been increased episodes of rapes and crimes in the conflict areas. Out of 208 rape cases, one hundred and thirty seven cases are under sixteen, sixty two are under ten suffered from sexually abused. (CWIN, 2004)
Likewise, another report shows 14 women were being sexually abused in the year 2004. Altogether 505 women are sexually abused in the different places in the country from 2000 to 2004 (INSEC, 2005). Among them, many women have been suffering from mental problems.
Recent conflict has tremendously affected peoples’ life in different ways. Of them, violation of sexual and reproductive rights of conflict affected people is a major problem and, at the same time, it has not got due attention from both GOs and NGOs sites. As a result, sexual and reproductive health of the conflict affected people has been deteriorating day by day. They are not getting services and information as and when necessary.Back to accomplishments page
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