Raise Your Hand

Raise-Your-Hand-cover-for-RAVENBhutan’s first Elected Women Leaders



In an attempt to educate and promote awareness on the need for women’s participation in politics and to aspire for leadership roles, Kesang Chuki Dorjee, a documentarian and a mother of two, initiated an educational resource book – Raise Your Hand.

The book, rather official looking in its stance, has been compiled as a resource guide for high school students and teachers.  It has a collection of articles outlining and explaining what a Democracy is, the structure of the Bhutanese government, women’s participation in politics in general, and a profiling of all Bhutanese elected women political candidates.

The book is a testament to Kesang Chuki Dorjee’s dedication to promote women’s participation in the social and political sphere and overall women’s issues in general.  In 2012, she produced a documentary La, Aum Lyonchen – Yes, Madam Prime Minister, under a project “Bhutan Women Forward” that was supported by the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy.

“The book is an effort to inspire today’s youth, especially young girls and women, to realize why it is so important to take an interest in how government and politics affect our lives…,” said Kesang.

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