Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :15.1 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 6.1 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 5.8 % (3)

Child Marriage :25.8 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :99 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :130 (6)

Bhutan Search Data

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Central Management Information System

Bhutan | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Bhutan Pilot Project on Gender-Based Violence: The Gakey Lamtoen

Bhutan | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Community mobilization

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Communication for Development Strategy for Child Well-being in Bhutan 2018-2023

Bhutan | 2018 | 2023

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


MoU between Ministry of Health and Civil Society Organization to Address GBV

Bhutan | 2018

Type of Measure : Health > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training of Police Officers on Trafficking in Persons

Bhutan | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Sensitisation Programme on Trafficking in Persons

Bhutan | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Women and Children Helpline Service: #1098

Bhutan | 2017

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Sensitization Programme on Gender-Based Violence

Bhutan | 2017 | 2019

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Consensus Building Programme

Bhutan | 2017

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Survey on Violence Against Women

Bhutan | 2017

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-64 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: National Commission for Women and Children. 2019. National Study on Women's Health and Life Experiences 2017.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-64 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: National Commission for Women and Children. 2019. National Study on Women's Health and Life Experiences 2017.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–64 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner since age 15. Source: National Commission for Women and Children. 2019. National Study on Women's Health and Life Experiences 2017.


(4) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2020.


(6) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2021.