Dr. Rinchen Chophel
Director General, South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC)
- Dr. Rinchen Chophel is the Director General of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC).
- He is a medical doctor by profession. Previously, he has held the position of Executive Director of
the National Commission for Women and Children, The Royal Government of Bhutan, and has championed the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children with distinction.
- At the regional level, he is a well-known and highly regarded expert on gender and human rights, and supported many agencies including the SAARC Secretariat in many key regional projects and initiatives. Dr. Chophel has extensive experience in working with the Ministries of Women and Children of the Governments in South Asia as well as with the UN, INGO, NGO and research organisations in the SAARC Region.