Bhutan: Collaboration with the Election Commission on Democracy Clubs
In Bhutan

Bhutan: Collaboration with the Election Commission on Democracy Clubs

Democracy is young in Bhutan with the first multiparty election held as recent as 2008. To support the democratic transition, DIPD supports the Election Commission in Bhutan in introducing a democratic political culture to the youth of Bhutan through democracy clubs in schools. Democracy clubs in schools to introduce a democratic culture to the young [...]
Documentary – Yes Madam Prime Minister
In Bhutan

Documentary – Yes Madam Prime Minister

The Board of DIPD has approved an application from KCD Productions in Bhutan for a series of media activities to inspire and support the political aspirations of the women of Bhutan. A key feature is the documentary ‘La, Aum Lyonchhen’ ( ‘Yes Madam Prime Minister)’. The small kingdom of Bhutan has undergone monumental changes the last five decades, not [...]
Bhutan: KCD Productions – Bhutan Women Forward
In Bhutan

Bhutan: KCD Productions – Bhutan Women Forward

The lack of representation of women in politics is an important challenge for the young democracy in Bhutan. To get a better insight into the challenges facing women and encourage debate and more women to stand forward, KCD Productions has produced the educational resource book “Raise Your Hand” as well as the documentary film on [...]
Bhutan: Centre for Research Initiatives
In Bhutan

Bhutan: Centre for Research Initiatives

Democracy is new to the small kingdom of Bhutan. Introduced in 2008, the small Kingdom in the Himalayas has in 2013 successfully completed its second round of multiparty elections. To help foster debate and accountability of the political parties for the policies and bills introduced, the Centre for Research Initiatives has, with the support of [...]
Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW)
In Bhutan

Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW)

The political representation of women is a key challenge for democracy in Bhutan. Following the 2013 elections, less than 7 percent of the elected MPs are women.  At the highest level of local government, women’s representation is as as low as 0.5% while the overall percentage in LGs of the elected leaders is around 6%. [...]
Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy
In Bhutan

Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy

Democracy was introduced in Bhutan in 2008, and a democratic culture has thus yet to find firm footing in the small kingdom in the Himalayas. To support the democratic transition in Bhutan,  DIPD supports a project by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy focused on strengthening media and democracy literacy, expanding public discussion, and resource/knowledge production. [...]