English    རྫོང་ཁ།
National Commission for Women and Children
The Royal Government of Bhutan established the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) in 2004 as the national machinery to take the lead in promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in the country. In 2008, given the rising number of issues and the Commission’s increasing responsibilities, the Commission was upgraded to a fully autonomous agency under the Royal Government of Bhutan.

The NCWC is governed by a Commission comprising of a Chairperson (Cabinet Minister) and high level officials from relevant government, non-government and the private sector. The NCWC Secretariat is headed by the Director, under whom there are four main Divisions/Services: the Children Division; the Women Division; the Legal Services; and the Secretariat Services. The key focus of the NCWC is to establish a sustainable and comprehensive system to mainstream, protect and promote the rights of women and children in Bhutan.


The signing of MoU with the Dzongkha Development commission
The Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) was signed between National Commission for Women and Children(NCWC) and Dzongkha Development Commission (DDC) on 16th January, 2018. The MoU would help NCWC to enhance the use of Dzongkha for official correspondences and other documentations. The overall objective of the MoU is to promote our national language in the country.
During the signing of the MoU, Hon'ble Secretary of DDC thanked NCWC for the initiative and conveyed full support of DDC in effectively implementing the MoU. The Director of NCWC also thanked for rendering the full support by DDC.
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The royal government of Bhutan has translated the guiding principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) into a mandala, blending framework of the CRC. In Sanskrit, ‘Mandala’ means circle or centre, and it is used in Buddhism combines an appropriation for the artistic from as well as its meditative role. The centre – the abode of the deity, in this case the child, is surrounded by a series of circles and squares symbolizing the principles of the Convention and emphasizing their symmetry, interdependence and interrelatedness. As a ripple in a pond, each idea builds upon the next as it grows larger and flows lager and flows outward. The cardinal points are the four main provisions and principles of the Convention survey, development, protection and participation. The mandala is traditionally a vehicle used for concentrating the mind so that it can pass beyond superficial thoughts and focus more precisely on valued concepts progressing toward enlightening the mind. Through use of this mandala, NCWC hopes to promote greater understanding and awareness regarding the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Bhutan.
  • Earthly red color represents rights
  • Yellow color represents equality
  • White represents interventions-gender and child responsive interventions, that can be help in fulfulling rights to attain equality
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