Bhutan goes to the polls for the first time today, and reports state that more women than men registered to vote. Check these out:
Arijit Sen, Bhutan polls: Women voters outnumber men, IBNLive, March 24, 2008.
PTI, A woman wants to make it in Bhutan election, The Hindu, March 10, 2008.
Tshering Palden, Women outnumber men, Kuensel, March 8, 2008.
Voting is one thing, and by that measure, electoral democracy in Bhutan is setting off on one right foot, but what about the other indices of democracy, inclusion, agency and equity? Will Gross National Happiness in democratic Bhutan also mean gender equity and the happiness of women?