Interaction with Nepal Police regarding accessibility

Nepal Disabled Women Association NDWA organized an interaction program to discuss the accessibility of services provided by police agencies. In the interaction coordinated by the Valley Police Office and the Violence against women Network, Tika Dahal, chairperson of the NDWA, said that the accessibility of information and notice issued by Nepal police must be accessible for the all type of people with disabilities. As well as the provision of sign language interpreters are necessary in every police office. Also, in the interaction, the issue was raised that the police officers, especially who document the complaints against violence should be clearly informed about the type of disability. The issue also strongly raised in the interaction that the type of disability of a person with disability should be clearly mentioned and recorded in such complaints.  In the program, Superintendent of Police Sitaram Rijal committed to develop a record system according to the type of disability while receiving complaints and to improve if there are any weaknesses during the addressing by using disrespectful language the people with disabilities.

Forty-four participants of different CSOs, OPDs,   women cell under the Nepal Police and complaints registration unit of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur police offices participated in the discussion.