The latest episode of NEPAL MINDS tackled the issue of molestation. Whilst the social experiment did not go off to a flying start, there were moments worth noting by the end of the episode. Thankfully, quite a number of the public were vocal about their views on molestation and the hows and why it happens. Personalities ranging from Swastima Khadka, Nischal Basnet to Haushala Thapa, revealed their stories of being abused at a younger age. With the close-knit Nepali family structure, it comes as no surprise that sexual advances are made by family members and nearby relatives. Furthermore, the hostel environment in boarding schools have often been a space where many young students have faced sexual abuse by senior students.
Definition of molest:
- to annoy, disturb, or persecute especially with hostile intent or injurious effect
- The zookeeper warned the visitors not to molest the animals.
- to make annoying sexual advances to; especially : to force physical and usually sexual contact on
- He was sent to prison for molesting children.
Another good episode!! Very strong subject and I hope and wish, it reaches more people and educates viewers along the way. For some, when young – they have no idea that what is being done to them is wrong. It’s important such videos and messages are continuously disseminated in various forms of media. Radio is such an important tool to spread awareness in Nepal and I’m sure there are people already doing this. We need more people to be louder when they see something wrong too.