Posted On: September 26th, 2018
Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women (RENEW), through their project “Stimulating smooth and responsible sexual and gender-based violence services in Bhutan at the community level: Moving Domestic Violence Prevention Act 2013 into action, will be implemented in the months to come.
The project will reach out to more than 2000 people, 10 Gups, and volunteers in Trashigang Dzongkhag, the district known to have the highest incidence of domestic violence in the country. Coordinated efforts of the local volunteer groups, Royal Bhutan Police, health professionals and RENEW volunteers in the Dzongkhag will be made to provide relevant information on Sexual & Gender-based violence and counseling, legal aid, micro-finance, and livelihood skills options. With these inputs, the project aims to ensure that more women experiencing violence report and avail services, reduce the acceptance of violence and holistic services are made available at the community level.