CSO Grant Facility

Bhutan

RENEW

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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 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 aim of the project is 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.