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Consultative Meeting on the National Plan of Action to Promote Gender Equality in Elected Office

Posted on :29 November 2018

The Hon’ble Chairperson, Tashi Dorji, Hon’ble Kesang Chuki Dorjee and Hon’ble Nima met with Ms.Sonia Palmieri, Consultant and officials from the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) to discuss the National Plan of Action to promote Gender Equality in Elected Office (NAPGEEO).

Appreciating and supporting the initiative taken by NCWC towards women empowerment in decision-making, the Hon’ble Chairperson said that the issue has been highlighted as a concern during deliberations and discussed by the National Council.

Hon'ble Members also shared their concerns and made suggestions on how to increase women's participation sustainable with the inclusive participation of multiple stakeholders.

Today, there are four women Parliamentarians in the National Council and seven women Parliamentarians in the National Assembly, including one woman Minister

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