UN Women is currently working in Bhutan, with the Government and the UN system. UN Women provides technical advice and assistance to the National Commission for Women and Children, Gross National Happiness Commission, Department of Budget and Department of Local Governance. A project from 2010 to 2013 helped to encourage and motivate women to participate in politics and local governance.

UN Women also works with the Government on Gender Responsive Budgeting by training officials in the Ministry of Finance.

UN Women also supports Bhutan in reporting on the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and meeting their commitments under the Beijing Platform for Action and the Dhaka Resolution.

Read more about our work in Bhutan:

Bhutan’s first woman Gup leads the way for a new generation of women leaders

Bhutanese Royalty inspires a new generation of women leaders

Bhutan continues efforts on taking gender forward

Household duties and low self-esteem prevent women in Bhutan from participating in politics, says UN Women-NCWC study

Bhutan makes a renewed commitment towards Gender Responsive Budgeting

UN Women and Norway to develop a Gender Responsive Governance Index for South Asia 

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