Founded by Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck, in 2004, RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to empowerment of women and girls in Bhutan, especially the victims and survivors of domestic violence.
RENEW firmly believes that gender-based violence stands in the way of achieving gender equality. Hence it campaigns to prevent and eradicate Gender Based Violence (GBV) in pursuit of its mission to better the lives of victims and survivors of domestic violence and help integrate them back into their communities as independent, socially and economically productive members of society.
RENEW actively promotes gender equality through every aspect of its work. RENEW team is constantly exploring and testing new ideas to find meaningful ways to nurture, support and empower women and girls especially those who are dependent, victims and survivors of domestic violence and trapped in helpless circumstances. Counseling, temporary shelter, legal assistance and need-based provision of vocational training in selected skills and micro-enterprises as a way of providing opportunities to help transform lives of many women, are some of the core services that RENEW currently has on offer to its beneficiaries.