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Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"8.5% of seats in the lower/single house of Bhutan (4 out of 47 total seats) are held by women. 8.0% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Bhutan (2 out of 25 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"10.0% of ministerial positions in Bhutan (1 out of 10 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 0.78 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Bhutan in 2015 was 9.14 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Women commonly report facing difficult barriers when they approach courts and maneuver through the legal system without assistance. The absence of legal advocates translates into further uncertainty for those seeking justice and diminishes any reassurance in the legal system. The result is that families will routinely advise members against pursuing any form of legal remedy in the courts.Despite the deep need, '…courts do not have proper guidelines to make legal aid available to the victims of domestic violence… legal aid is only made available for those who are mentally unsound'"
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Specifically, counselors and victims of violence cite a lack of adequate reporting or documentation of a 'situational analysis' during the inquiry and investigation stage of an incident. In their words, often the police do not take cases of domestic violence seriously, resulting in the failure of a detailed enough report to present to the court. These women will often look to RENEW for a more detailed report that they can take to court. At present, there are no counselors within the Police units, and [according to Symposium presenters] many police are not yet gender sensitized. Counselors and CBSS volunteers have also found that repeat reports of violence are frequently not...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Health services are essential to the emotional and physical resilience of a survivor of gender-based violence. The accessibility to health care and the services available per clinic, unit, hospital, etc., varies around the country though Universal Health Care is guaranteed to all individuals in Bhutan. This is a very progressive policy and thus encourages individuals to seek care for injuries and ailments. However, given the provision of free care, hospitals and clinics are typically overcrowded with long wait times and staffed with overwhelmed health care professionals. When a victim of violence comes to the hospital or clinic (and does not disclose how they received injuries), the source of their injury...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) is dedicated to developing progressive response mechanisms for sensitive cases of violence against women and children. For the wellbeing of those marginalized by violence, the RBP has established a multi-layered system with specialized Women and Child Units and Desks under the supervision of the Women and Child Division (at the RBP Thimphu Headquarters). These family and female friendly spaces intend to offer a private and safe space staffed with police officers specifically trained and sensitized on necessary response mechanisms for women coming in under sensitive circumstances. According to the RBP, the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) is an important implementing partner with regards...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence. Penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence range from a prison sentence of one month to three years. Offenders are also fined the daily national minimum wage for 90 days. Police stated that they encouraged women to reconcile with their allegedly abusive husbands and couples to pursue mediation before they file criminal charges for domestic violence. Three police stations across the country housed women and child protection units to address crimes involving women and children and eight police stations housed desks with officers specifically devoted to women and children’s issues. The government passed rules and regulations clarifying the Domestic Violence Act, trained police on gender issues,...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"A Women and Child Protection desks have been es- tablished in police stations in Wangdue, Samdrupjongkhar, Gelephu, Trashigang, Samtse, Mongar, Trongsa and Tsirang. These units function with mandates to ensure that acts relating to women and children protection are implemented and also to facilitate protection to victims of domestic violence, abuse, neglected, abandoned women and children, liaise with other agencies concerning women and children, among others. RBP organised the training in collaboration with UNICEF and Police Scotland. “This collaborative project will stand to benefit not only RBP but also those whom we serve and will go a long way in strengthening the capacity of RBP personnel,” Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel said"more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Some 15 police officers are being trained on delivering training on women and child friendly police procedures at Hotel Migmar in Thimphu. The three-week training on the Protection of Women and Children, which began yesterday, will strengthen the women and child protection services in the country. Police Chief Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel said that dealing with the vulnerable group of the society – women and children – is becoming a challenge. It is timely and appropriate for Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) to update, learn and practice new approaches of providing protection services to women and children in the country. RBP, as the key law enforcement agency, is legally duty-bound to protect...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence. Penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence range from a prison sentence of one month to three years. Offenders are also fined the daily minimum national wage for 90 days. Police stated that they encouraged women to reconcile with their allegedly abusive husbands and couples to pursue mediation, before they file criminal charges for domestic violence. Three police stations across the country housed Women and Child Protection Units to address crimes involving women and children. The government commissioned a report on violence against women, set up mobile police stations, trained police on gender issues, and allowed civil society groups to undertake further efforts, including the opening...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The National Consultation with the Royal Bhutan Police on Women and Child Friendly Police Procedures in 2005 acknowledged the shortcomings of existing laws in dealing with cases like domestic violence and child abuse"
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 0.6 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.56 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 1.07 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Girls have unequal access to the country’s secondary and tertiary schools because of their distance, their lack of adequate sanitation, and transportation difficulties" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law mandates the government take appropriate measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and exploitation of women, including trafficking… The government generally enforced this law" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 16 for both boys and girls" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women were underrepresented in public office. Women occupied 8 percent of the seats in the National Assembly. Nine of the country’s 47 constituencies had women candidates on the ballot" (11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Under the constitution, only children whose parents can both be proven to be citizens of Bhutan can apply for citizenship up to their first birthday, after which a petition must be filed with the king to be granted citizenship" (8). "For a child to qualify for Bhutanese citizenship, both parents must be Bhutanese citizens" (10). "Under the constitution, only children whose parents are both citizens of Bhutan acquire Bhutanese citizenship at birth" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Citizens seeking to marry noncitizens require government permission. Government workers are barred from receiving promotions in the case of marriage to a noncitizen. In case such a government worker is employed in the defense or international relations sector, automatic discharge is required" (5).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4

"Migrant... Indian women and girls who worked in domestic service or as caregivers were vulnerable to forced labor... approximately 54,000 migrants worked in the country, mostly from India... girls who worked as domestic servants and entertainers in 'drayungs' (karaoke bars) were subjected to labor trafficking through debt and threats of physical abuse. The NAHRC conducted an investigation into drayungs and found no evidence of trafficking or forced labor" (17).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"31 percent of marriages occurred before age of 18 and 7 percent before age of 15" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Nepali-speaking Bhutanese were subject to discrimination with respect to employment and occupation" (18).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Civil society groups noted disproportionate barriers to citizenship faced by Lhotshampa communities and the wives of non-Bhutanese citizens" (8).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"Spousal rape is… prosecuted as a misdemeanor" (13).