Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: May 16th, 2019

Title of the Project      Enhancing women representation in LGs – targeting the 3rd LG Election fo 2021

Location of the project    All 20 Dzongkhags

Name of the applicant      Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW)

Duration of the project 18 months

Total Cost of the project (in Nu/ EUR)      Nu 3,420,200.00

Objectives of the project             

  • To enhance the number of women in elected offices in the 205 local governments
  • To create greater gender awareness and acceptance of women leadership among the grass-roots level voters

Target groups/ final beneficiaries        20 Dzongkhags, 205 Geogs

Estimated results           

  • Rural voters are aware of importance of gender diversity in decision making and gender & culture myth doesn’t influence their voting decisions

Main activities 

  • Conduct potential leadership workshops in 20 Dzongkhags
  • Advocacy & networking
  • Capacity building