Bhutan observes global day for elimination of violence against women

Bhutan observed the International day for Elimination of Violence against Women last Sunday on 25 November, 2012. The day is internationally observed to highlight and address violence against women and girls prevalent internationally and even back home.

“Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal.”

This message from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was posted on the UN website for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

In the country, the day was observed with the theme, ‘Commit, Act and Demand’ while the global theme was, ‘a promise is a promise’.

As part of the day’s program, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck launched a study on violence against women conducted by the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC).

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3 comments

  1. To eliminate the violence, one should go beyond observation the day with sweet rhetoric by officials while some people in rural Bhutan don’t even know what are all banners around cities dirtying the places when they visit their children in town…

    • HUH?!? WHAT???

      I wouldn’t call it dirtying the place… you should know that even if one person reads the banners and if parent are willing to ask their children about them they could have an idea about what it means… and if, like most of us are, ignorant and rather be clueless then to know whats going on it’s their own fault… 
      I mean half the domestic abuse cases are either dropped or never even reported and the Govt.’s need to educate even a few of us is a great job that they are doing…Don’t think only of the bad sometimes think of the good it does to people all around you…

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