The National Women and Children Welfare Committee meeting

The National Women and Children Welfare Committee(WCWC) conducted its first meeting today. The co...
Posted on: 2018-12-10

The Bhutan Pilot: Addressing Violence against Women and Children

"The Bhutan Pilot: Addressing Violence against Women and Children" is seeking interested Bhutanese nationals above the age of 21 years residing in Babesa, Thimphu to register to join the project as "facilitators". The project will have two intervention groups:

  1. Adolescents aged 13-1...
    Posted on: 2018-11-20
Orientation for three new Asst. Protection Officers

NCWC is currently conducting a 3 day orientation program for newly joined three Asst. Protection...
Posted on: 2018-11-12

Frequently asked questions

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Is the NCWC a Civil Society Organization?
No, the NCWC is an autonomous agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
What are the documents required to be submitted to the NCWC for the applicants (prospective adopting parent/s) to be on the Waitlist?
  1. Written application for adoption of a child.
  2. C.I.D copy of the applicant(s).
  3. Security Clearance Certificate of the applicant(s).
  4. Medical Certificate of the applicant(s).
  5. Income statement of the applicant(s).
  6. Marriage Ce...
What does Waitlist mean?

It is a list, maintained by the Competent Authority (NCWC at the moment), of prospective adopting parents who have applied for adoption of a child. Upon the availability of a child for adoption, the prospective parents on the waitlist will be contacted by the NCWC on a first cum first basis.

What are the procedures involved in adopting a child
  1. Submission of the application for adoption to the NCWC.
  2. Acceptance or denial of the application for adoption by the NCWC based on the eligibility criteria for adoption.
  3. Submission of a set of documents to the NCWC, if the application for adoption is accepted by the NCW...

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Systems of NCWC

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In line with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, CEDAW principles, the Penal Code of Bhutan, the Domestic Violence Prevention Act of Bhutan 2013 and Standard Operating Procedure on Case Management for Women and Children in Difficult Circumstances, Women in Difficult Circumstances refers to

Central Management Information System

To host centralized database system for women and children To provide an integrated solution for data collection, management and reporting for NCWC and its stakeholders.

Gender Equality System

The GEMS is the first of its kind in South Asia. Data and information on the GEMS can be accessed or updated in different ways by changing different parameters like date of coverage, disaggregation of results, and purpose of reporting by sector and/or agency. Currently, the GEMS will be accessed and used primarily by a network of Gender Focal Points (GFPs) operating at the national sector level as well as at the local government level to plan and report progress on gender-mainstreaming activities.

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