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A fight for justice - 22 Jan 2015
When Pooja Bohara heard that the two men who had dragged her into a toilet and raped her had been released from prison nine months ago, the Nepali teenager, seen above through a door of the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre, went into shock.

But despite being blamed and stigmatised by some in her community in western Nepal for reporting the rape and forced to seek refuge in the capital, the 17-year-old says she is not giving up her fight for justice.
NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE
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January 20, 2015
Menuka Thapa, head of Raksha Nepal, speaks during an interview at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation Centre...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Menuka Thapa, head of Raksha Nepal, speaks during an interview at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation Centre...
Menuka Thapa, head of Raksha Nepal, speaks during an interview at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation Centre in Kathmandu January 16, 2015. Growing awareness in Nepal of crimes against women has helped an increasing number of victims like Bohara to challenge a culture that often blames or shuns them into silence, say police and activists. Despite improvements and greater awareness, most women still remain unaware of their rights and do not come forward to report crimes due to fears of stigmatisation, said Thapa. Picture taken January 16. To match Thomson Reuters Foundation Feature NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE
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January 20, 2015
The fingers of Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, are pictured during an interview at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation...
Kathmandu, Nepal
The fingers of Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, are pictured during an interview at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation...
The fingers of Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, are pictured during an interview at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu January 16, 2015. When Bohara heard that the two men who had dragged her into a toilet and raped her had been released from prison nine months ago, the Nepali teenager went into shock. The men, who had been convicted and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment in March 2013, were acquitted by an appeals court last April due to a lack of evidence. But despite being blamed and stigmatised by some in her community in western Nepal after reporting the rape, and forced to seek refuge in the capital, the 17-year-old says she is not giving up her fight for justice. Picture taken January 16. To match Thomson Reuters Foundation Feature NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE
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January 20, 2015
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, is pictured behind a door at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, is pictured behind a door at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu...
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, is pictured behind a door at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu January 16, 2015. When Bohara heard that the two men who had dragged her into a toilet and raped her had been released from prison nine months ago, the Nepali teenager went into shock. The men, who had been convicted and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment in March 2013, were acquitted by an appeals court last April due to a lack of evidence. But despite being blamed and stigmatised by some in her community in western Nepal after reporting the rape, and forced to seek refuge in the capital, the 17-year-old says she is not giving up her fight for justice. Picture taken January 16. To match Thomson Reuters Foundation Feature NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE
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January 20, 2015
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, poses for a picture inside the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, poses for a picture inside the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu...
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, poses for a picture inside the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu January 16, 2015. When Bohara heard that the two men who had dragged her into a toilet and raped her had been released from prison nine months ago, the Nepali teenager went into shock. The men, who had been convicted and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment in March 2013, were acquitted by an appeals court last April due to a lack of evidence. But despite being blamed and stigmatised by some in her community in western Nepal after reporting the rape, and forced to seek refuge in the capital, the 17-year-old says she is not giving up her fight for justice. Picture taken January 16. To match Thomson Reuters Foundation Feature NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE
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February 18, 2015
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, poses for a picture inside her room at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, poses for a picture inside her room at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre...
Pooja Bohara, a rape victim, poses for a picture inside her room at the Raksha Nepal rehabilitation centre in Kathmandu January 16, 2015. When Bohara heard that the two men who had dragged her into a toilet and raped her had been released from prison nine months ago, the Nepali teenager went into shock. The men, who had been convicted and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment in March 2013, were acquitted by an appeals court last April due to a lack of evidence. But despite being blamed and stigmatised by some in her community in western Nepal after reporting the rape, and forced to seek refuge in the capital, the 17-year-old says she is not giving up her fight for justice. Picture taken January 16. To match Thomson Reuters Foundation Feature NEPAL-WOMEN/RAPE REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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