To mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence and International Human Rights Day 2017, Women Act organized a panel discussion on the “Role of Private Sector for the Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls in Nepal” in Kathmandu on December 10, 2017. Women Act organized this event as part of its Private Sector Partnership for Gender Equality Campaign. Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal inaugurated the event. Director of the South Asian Foundation for Academic Research (SAFAR) and Advisor to the President of Nepal Prof. Dr. Sangita Rayamajhi delivered the keynote speech. Ms. Radhika Aryal, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare spoke about the existing laws, commitments and mechanisms in Nepal for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal talked about the role of private sector in preventing and combating violence against women and girls. Similarly, Ms. Sharada Rijal, President of Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs’ Associations of Nepal (FWEAN), presented about the strategies to engage the private sector in preventing and combating violence against women. Representatives from government, private sector, academia, media and rights activists were present at the event. This event was supported by Nepal Bangladesh Bank, Bank of Kathmandu, Himalayan Bank Ltd., Civil Bank Ltd. and Hide and Seek Kindergarten.