Enhancing Opportunities for Women and Youth in Politics

Enhancing Opportunities for Women and Youth in Politics

From December 4-8 the Danish MP for the Social Democratic Party, Astrid Krag, visited DIPD’s Myanmar program to share experiences on how parties can enhance women and youth participation within their ranks and support women and youth to identify strategies for success in Parliament and policy advocacy. Having served as Denmark’s Minister of Health at […]

Female candidates share experiences in Bhutan

Female candidates share experiences in Bhutan

At the Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) Annual General Meeting in Thimphu, Bhutan, 183 women gathered to share their experiences of being women in politics. When Dendup Dema contested for Shongphu gewog’s mangmi position in Trashigang in 2011, she lost to her opponent by a single vote. In the 2016 local government elections, she […]

Women in Political Parties in Bhutan

Women in Political Parties in Bhutan

At a seminar on women in politics in Bhutan the political parties of Bhutan shared their experiences on advancing women in politics – including both the difficulties, as well as the opportunities for improvements.  Former Danish MP Gitte Seeberg moderated the session and stressed that women tend to underestimate their own capacity in comparison with men. She also said […]

Women lining up for democracy

Women lining up for democracy

In anticipation of the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March the political parties, participating in the multiparty dialogue in Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, expressed firm determination to bring more women to the forefront to take political responsibilities. Maran Ja Seng Hkawn, MP from Kachin Myanmar (KDSP), is eager to share experiences with […]

To friends and partners of DIPD

To friends and partners of DIPD

Dear friends and partners of DIPD. Among many inspiring events during 2016, we would like to mention a few highlight: Danish youth politicians visited Myanmar; two regional Women in Politics seminars in Myanmar and Nepal; politicians from Danish municipalities conducted trainings in Kathmandu; party representatives from Palestine, Swaziland, Bhutan, Tanzania and Bolivia visited Denmark. However, […]

How to include the citizens of the world’s youngest democracy?

How to include the citizens of the world’s youngest democracy?

The Democratic Development in Bhutan How to include the citizens of the world’s youngest democracy? THURSDAY THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER 2016 AT 17:00-19:00 HRS. – followed by a reception Kvarterhuset Amagerbro, Jemtelandsgade 3, 2300 København S. Panel debate between leading politicians from the five political parties of Bhutan With participation of Rasmus Helveg Petersen (Former […]