Walking to end gender-based violence in Bhutan


Thimphu, Bhutan – More than 100 people including students, teachers, volunteers, civil servants, representatives from the private sector and civil society organisations, as well as survivors of violence – wore orange caps to participate in a 13-kilometre walk from the historic temple of Goddess Tara to the clock tower at Thimphu’s city centre to mark International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November 2015. The walk was flagged off by Her Royal Highness, Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck.

Photo: UN Women/Rinzi Pem
HWHO Representative Dr. Ornella Lincetto (left) with UN Women National Coordinator Rinzi Pem. Photo: UN Women/Rinzi Pem
Her Royal Highness, Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck flags off the walk. Photo: UN Women/Rinzi Pem


The event was organized by the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) of Bhutan in collaboration with UN Women, UNFPA, and the non-governmental organization RENEW.

For more information please contact:

Rineeta Naik
Communications Analyst
UN Women MCO for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka
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