Launch of Bhutan Women Parliamentary Caucus

Hon’ble Lypon Dr. Tandin Dorji , Chairperson, NCWC the Mini...
Posted on: 2019-08-14

Inauguration of Creche at NCWC

On 13 August, 2019 the Director, National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) inaugurated Cr...
Posted on: 2019-08-13

Consultative Meeting to Review the Draft National Plan of Action on Gender (NPAG)

A consultative workshop on the draft review report of National Plan of Action on Gender (NPAG ) w...
Posted on: 2019-08-12

Zero Waste Hour on August 2, 2019

The National Commission for Women and Children observed the Zero Waste Hour on August  2, 20...
Posted on: 2019-08-06


From the desks of NCWC officials

Gender Equality in Bhutan – A Situational Analysis - Kunzang Lhamu, NCWC, Director

Gender, as known in Bhutan is a term that has given rise to much confusion. Even now, most people around us will respond that “gender means women.” As such it is important to understand this highly misunderstood term – Gender. In Bhutan, the journey has not been an easy one. While considered as a country where women enjoy relat...

NCWC APA for 2018 - 2019

Frequently asked questions

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Which coutries are eligible for adoption in Bhutan?

list of eligible countries for international child Adoption are:

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Belgium
  3. India
  4. Kuwait
  5. Switzerland
  6. Thailand
  7. United States of America
Who can apply for adoption?
What kind of direct services does the Legal Unit of the NCWC provide?
  1. Facilitation and coordination of cases related to violation of rights of women and children.
  2. Facilitation and processing of Adoption of Bhutanese children.
Who may be adopted?

Any Bhutanese child below the age of 18 years may be adopted.

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...

Systems of NCWC

Toll Free HelpLine
Call 1098

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. CMIS

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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