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The National Assembly adopts the recommendations on the SDG 5: Gender Equality.

Posted on :28 January 2020

As directed by the House on 24th January, 2020, the Chairperson of the Women Children and Youth Committee presented the additional recommendations  to the House today.


The Chairperson reported that the recommendation for separate rooms for breastfeeding mothers in the detention centers was already in place according to the section 35 (c) and 36 Prison Act of Bhutan 2009, where the child is allowed to live with the mother in the detention centers up to the age of nine with necessary facilities. The Committee submitted  three  more recommendations pertaining to the  safety of women working late, capacity development programs for women and increasing the number of women in parliament from 18% from 15.3%. 

The House voted and adopted all  the Three additional recommendations along with the Five recommendations  submitted by the Committee with  39 Yes, 4 No and 2 Abstaining out of 45 Members present and voting.


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