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Domestic Violence cases increase during lockdown - By The Bhutanese

06/Sep/2020

Since the national lockdown, the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) has been receiving calls through the toll free helpline number 1098 both from the capital and the Dzongkhags and Thromdes.

NCWC Director, Kunzang Lhamu said a total of 285 calls were received over the Toll Free Helpline 1098. 

The number of Domestic Violence (DV) cases responded to over the toll free totaled to 75 calls from which around 7% were from men.

She said they have received cases from Phuentsholing, Mongar and other dzongkhags but no cases have been reported from Thimphu so far.

A total of 20 cases were received during the lockdown period from 11th August till date. However, the victims were not all women as 15% of the cases related to Men in Difficult Circumstances (MIDC).

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