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Friday, August 05, 2016
International IDEA published a new vacancy: Conceptual Design of E-Parliament in Bhutan
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1995, with 29 Member States, which aims to support sustainable democracy worldwide and assist in the...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Working for Equality in Bhutan
This Workshop Report was originally published by International IDEA here on January 11, 2016. Women continue to be underrepresented in Bhutan politics and following the general elections in 2013 the number of women parliamentarians sank from 14...
Monday, August 10, 2015
International Expert for Parliament Committee System Development - UNDP Bhutan
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bhutan is seeking to recruit a qualified International Expert to conduct a capacity development for the Parliamentary Committee of Bhutan. Running from 2014 until 2018, the project has the aim of...
Dorji Choden, Minister for Works and Human Settlement, Bhutan, speaking at the COP20 climate conference in Lima
Monday, April 13, 2015
Bhutan's first female minister: engineer, equality warrior and former civil servant
Being a civil servant in this country is a unique challenge. Moving from a 20-year civil service career to becoming a government minister – and becoming the first democratically elected female minister of the country in the process – could be seen...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Creating history is herstory: a local girl turns public leader, Bhutan
In the landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan, Namgay Peldon never thought she would make history, but she did. She was elected the first women Gup, the block leader, as the nation voted for the first time, transitioning from monarchy to democracy in...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Country Reviews: Women’s Political Participation in South Asia.”
Governance in all South Asian countries is imbued with a predominantly patriarchal character. This is reflected in the fact that women form a disproportionately small segment of representatives in elected bodies across all levels of governance, and...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Second round of Parliamentary elections in Bhutan
Bhutan will hold the second round of its parliamentary elections. The five women candidates were defeated on the first round. However, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck directly appointed two women and three men. The political parties Druk Nymrub...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lily Wangchuk, Bhutan
Lily Wangchuk is the first women in Bhutan to serve as the president of a political party. Through her leadership of the Druk Chirwang Tshogpa, a new political party that registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan in January 2013, Wangchuk...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Bhutan: Moving beyond token numbers
Democracy can legitimize itself in the true sense of the word and spirit only through equal political representation of women. It is highly ironic for us to brandish “our Gross National Happiness” or “our New-Found Democracy” and continue to exclude...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
UN Women: Executive Director launches first ever knowledge hub for elected women representatives living in rural areas of South Asia
In partnership with Governments across South Asia, UN Women’s Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and four elected women representatives from South Asia launched the first ever knowledge hub for elected women representatives in rural areas across...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Power, Voice and Rights: South Asia Regional Conference on Women’s Political Leadership 2011
The report summarizes the key deliberations and outcomes of the said Conference organized in October 2011 by the Parliament of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the framework of the “Improving Democracy through...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Bhutan: Divided on the issue, members decide to debate
National Assembly members yesterday raised various concerns in adopting the domestic violence bill. Education minister Thakur S Powdyel, who is also the NCWC chairperson, while introducing the bill, said reports in media, and records with hospitals...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Chimis Join Politics
The five female members of the present National Assembly are all joining politics. Four of the five chimis, Lhuentse chimi Deki Pelzom, Dagana chimi Jashma Lama, Phuentsholing chimi Passing Dem and Mongar chimi Sonam have already registered...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Practitioner’s Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Lily Wangchuck
"The consolidated response from the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics helped me to understand the operation of Women’s Wings in other countries and to formulate the Strategic Plan for Women Democrats which will become part of our...