Country Bhutan
Year 2008 - 2013
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The National Plan of Action on Gender 2008-2013 is the first such plan in Bhutan. It serves as a guide for implementing strategies and activities that address gender issues and seek to close current gaps. It was developed as a guiding document for gender mainstreaming and coincides with the 10th FYP period. It covers seven critical areas among which is violence against women (VAW) (Section 3.6). This document recognizes VAW as a growing concern and recommends series of actions to address the issue.

Full Text

National Action Plan on Gender

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Bhutan to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011