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Bhutan's First Female Minister

Categories: South Asia, Bhutan, Development, Governance, Politics, Women & Gender

According to Bhutan's Buddhist traditions and values men and women are seen as equals. However, women are rarely seen in high positions. Blogger Nawang P. Phuntsho [1] celebrates election of the country's first female minister. Aum Dorji Choden, an MP elect from Trashigang, has recently been appointed as the Minister for Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS).