Women and Security in Nepal

Women and security in Nepal – new film by Safer World highlights the importance of female police officers. The film, presented in the form of a docu-drama, is based upon the findings of Saferworld research into gender-based violence and discrimination in Nepal, case studies of victims and discussions with community members and police officers. It demonstrates how female police officers can strengthen security delivery in the country, especially in response to sexual and gender-based violence. However, it also reveals how a conservative culture and limited resources prevent many women from taking on frontline policing roles and rising through the ranks.