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Democracy in Bhutan – the Need for a Democratic Culture

Democracy goes beyond free and fair elections. A democratic political culture is needed to secure a well-functioning and vibrant democracy. But what is a democratic culture and what does it mean for Bhutan? These were key questions discussed at a Forum in Bhutan 14 March hosted by Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy. Director of DIPD, Bjørn Førde, participated.

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A Historic National Meeting of Women in Politics in Bhutan

On 16-17 March the first ever national meeting of women elected at local and national level took place in Paro, Bhutan. It was funded by DIPD and UN Women, and the DIPD Director Bjørn Førde participated. This is his personal account from the historic meeting. Read more

Women’s Political Participation: Launch of Publication 8 March 2012

8 March 2012 DIPD, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Gendernet, Kvinfo and Africa Contact launch the publication “Countries in Transition: Options for Women’s Political Participation”. The publication summarises the main arguments presented by experts from Egypt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe speaking at the conference “Countries in Transition: Options for Women’s Political Participation” held 8 December 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more

How successful has Bhutan been in creating a culture of democracy?

This is question to be discussed in a forum hosted by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy on 14 March.

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