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Menstrual advocacy, sex education a 'pressing need' in Bhutan

Women and girls in Bhutan still think menstruation is a curse from God or disease, with many fearing they will be seen as possessed by evil spirits

Bhutan expects strong economic recovery next year

The Bhutanese government is hopeful that the economy will see significant improvement and rebound strongly after the COVID-19 vaccination drive

Bhutan parliamentarians recommend 30 percent nomination for women in politics, other decision-making roles

Bhutanese parliamentarians have recommended 30 percent nominations for women in politics and other decision-making roles to increase their participation in political, economic and social life

Bhutan approves 10 FDI projects amidst pandemic, India remains major investor

The Bhutanese government has approved 10 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects amidst the COVID-19 pandemic last year

Non-resident Bhutanese help boost remittances to Bhutan

Inward foreign remittance from non-resident Bhutanese increased significantly in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the global economy badly

Multidrug-resistant TB emerges as public health concern in Bhutan

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) has emerged as a major health concern for Bhutan, with cases steadily increasing in the country in the last five years

Bhutan announces alternative feed for yaks to address winter fodder scarcity

Feed and fodder scarcity for yaks has been a major challenge for the yak herders every winter in Bhutan

Gender-based violence spikes in Bhutan

Bhutan saw a 53.5 percent spike in gender-based violence, with at least three people experiencing abuse and violence last year during the COVID-related lockdowns

Bhutan to start mass COVID vaccination from March 27; PM urges people to register

Bhutan will start the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination on March 27, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering announced. He also urged people to register for the vaccine

COVID mass vaccination may begin in Bhutan from March 18

Bhutan is planning to start COVID-19 mass vaccination from March 18, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH), though the date is yet to be finalized

38 business projects approved in Bhutan to generate jobs

With the aim to generate more jobs, about 38 business projects from farming to mediatech to postal services have been approved by the National Credit Guarantee Scheme (NCGS) of the Bhutanese government

30 aspiring entrepreneurs to be trained under Innovate Bhutan

Thirty young, aspiring entrepreneurs will get training under Innovate Bhutan (iBhutan) for seven weeks in social entrepreneurship under the Learn 2 Launch (L2L) programme

Bhutan on track to graduate from LDC to middle-income country

Bhutan is on the track to graduate from the club of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2023, according to the UN’s Committee for Development Policy (CDP), despite COVID pandemic

Prioritise COVID vaccination awareness programme: Bhutan’s health minister

Bhutan’s Health Minister Dechen Wangmo has asked officials to prioritise awareness on the COVID-19 vaccination programme

Only 15 percent of women in leadership roles in Bhutan

Women in leadership roles in Bhutan are very few with only 15 percent of them holding executive positions


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