The International Children Rights day is celebrating in November of each year and it is12 years of ratified UN CRC by country but violence against children in school is stillremains un touch by many child rights organization. Consequently, a number of non-government sector groups as well as some government have begun to raise awarenesson children rights however, there still exist many gaps, among which the lack ofadequate information and factual data prevent the development and implementation ofappropriate program targeted towards reducing violence against children especially togirls.This study was undertaken in response to this gap by the research team. The researchteam is optimistic that this endeavor will come to good use to all those individual,institutions and organizations from all sectors working towards eliminating violenceagainst children rights in Nepal.The analysis and recommendations from the findings are crucial in that they will assistin providing directions for policy and program formulation for minimizing violence againstchildren rights and empowering to boys and girls equally to fight against abuse andexploitation.On behalf of the study team, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Plan Nepalfor supporting us in undertaking this study. We want to especially mention MadhubantiTuladhar, Gender Co-ordinator by providing valuable professional inputs all along andSadananda Kandel, Education Co-ordinator country office by giving critical commentsduring research presentation.I am grateful to all colleagues at Plan Nepal Banke especially Kalbhan Rai, DistrictProgram Co-ordinator and Netra Prasad Upadhya, Senior Program Manager who hadshown interest and encouraged to do in Banke district and other coordinators who weresupportive in various ways.We would like to thank all those who made it possible to produce this report by givingtheir valuable time and who contributed their ideas. Special thanks go to the children,teachers, parents and school management committee members of Kohalpur, Udyapurand Rapti area of Banke district who have contributed immensely to this field study.This research would not be possible without having strong research team members infield so I would like to thank Jagat Khadka who played an active role in every aspect ofthe study and my appreciation goes to Kamal Gautam, Kanti Khadka and SandhyaKhanal who had involved through out the field study as research team members.But most importantly, our sincere gratitude to all the individual children who sharedopenly their pain and anguish.Thank you!
Irada GautamResearch Team LeaderApril 2002