Women Division

The Division looks after the program aspects of the NCWC from a women’s empowerment perspective. In line with the functions, the Division is responsible for coordinating and monitoring activities related to women’s rights and preparing periodic reports for submission to treaty bodies like the CEDAW and relevant SAARC Conventions. The Division is also responsible for implementing all activities related to protecting and promoting women’s rights and gender equality. Since the establishment of the Commission in 2004, the UN Systems, namely the UNDP, UNFPA and the UN Women have been and continue to remain its primary development partners. The Asian Development Bank, since 2011 has also been supporting the NCWC, focusing on the economic empowerment of women and girl children and also in preparing a Gender Sectoral Diagnostic Study. The World Bank is also supporting the NCWC in preparing a Gender Policy Note. The Gender Focal Point Network, which comprises of focal points in various agencies of the government and non-government sectors is a key operational element of the Women Division. The Women and Child Protection Units (WCPU) in the Royal Bhutan Police is an important partner that the Commission works with. Furthermore, the Division also collaborates with numerous government and non-government organizations

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