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NCWC strengthens child, women protection system

Phub Gyem, Thimphu
Sep 28, 2017

Lack of disaggregated information on issues related to women and child protection is a major challenge facing the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) in building a sustainable protection system.

To address this, the NCWC launched an online Central Management Information System. It is a database system that will host information on women and child protection issues maintained with multiple stakeholders. The system will also enable stakeholders to make referrals to relevant agencies.

“Through this system, the cases can be managed easily,” said Ugyen Wangchuk, Programme Officer with NCWC. “For an instance, if the case is reported to NCWC, we have a referral mechanism within the system. After identifying the need of victims, we can direct the case to RBP or to RENEW for shelter assistance within seconds.”

Currently, cases pertaining to women and children in difficult circumstances and children in conflict with law are executed manually by different agencies.

The National Commission for Women and Children is mandated by the Childcare and Protection Act of Bhutan 2011 and the Domestic Violence Prevention Act 2013 to protect rights of women and children in Bhutan.

The online database system will ensure that women and children in need of care and protection receive effective and timely services.

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