Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Call 1010 for Domestic Violence Help

Date Enacted: December 2020
Country: Bhutan
Region: South Asia

According to a royal decree “all necessary measures” were ordered to “be put in place to assist any person who is experiencing or feels at risk of domestic violence and abuse during the second lockdown.” As part of this effort, “secure and comfortable shelter for those who are faced with violence at home, especially women and children” as well as counseling services, were to be secured. These measures were in part prompted by concern over “the number of domestic violence  and abuse cases that were reported during Bhutan’s first lockdown.”