Raising Them Right: Role of Adults in Shaping Youth

    Winter Edition , With more than half the Bhutanese population under the age of 25, youth play an important role in building Bhutan’s future. In almost every Royal address, His Majesty the King highlights the importance of youth in developing the country and carrying the torch forward. However, it is also very...

    Protecting Children in Bhutan from Violence: A Call to Action

    Winter Edition , The 2030 development agenda, popularly known as the Sustainable Development Agenda, includes a global commitment towards the elimination of all forms of violence against children. The world over, countries have made significant progress in enacting legislative provisions to protect children from violence. In Bhutan, the Constitution and progressive legislation...

    Recreation for Youth

    Winter Edition , “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at leastprepare our children for the future.”                                                      ...

    Leveraging Youth Groups for Change

    Winter Edition , Democracy. Sexual and reproductive health. Crime prevention. Gender parity. Art. Environmental conservation. Substance abuse. Sports. Child protection. Sustainable development. LGBT rights. Civic engagement. Mental health. Employment. What do these topics have in common? They are all issues to which various youth groups in Bhutan are dedicated. With a majority...

    Surviving in a Sea of Information

    Winter Edition , Today’s youth are drowning in a sea of Internet-fed information. And the increased amount of time young people spend on the Internet raises the question, “What do they do online?” Following trends in many other societies, Bhutanese parents complain that their children are “addicted” to the screen. There has...

    Effects of Rapid Urbanisation on Youth in Mongolia

    Winter Edition , Nomadic Mongol tribes have lived on the unforgiving steppes of Central Asia for centuries. Seasonal migrations in search of the best pastures for livestock underpin the Mongols’ nomadic lifestyle. Even today, one-third of all Mongolians are still nomadic herders living a lifestyle largely unchanged since the founding of the...

    Youth Participation in Democracy: The Danish Experience

    Winter Edition , Danish youth play an important role in maintaining and nursing Danish democracy. This was underscored when the global report by the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Study identified Danish youth as the most democratic-minded among 38 nationalities¹. The study, in particular, praised Danish youth’s active citizenship skills and understanding...

    Korean Youth Flap Their Wings Towards Their Dreams

    Winter Edition , The Republic of Korea has been a vibrant country in more ways than one and its youth have always played an important role. In just a short time, only 50 years after the Korean War, the Republic of Korea has grown into a powerhouse that ranks 11th in the world economy...

    The Need for Critical Thinking Against a Tide of Social Media

    Winter Edition , While Tshering Eudön bases her thought piece on her own experience with Facebook, the Druk Journal believes that it is relevant to all Bhutanese wading through the social media landscape. I am a Bhutanese student in my late 20s currently working towards a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA)...

    Inspired and Driven: Aiming High

    Winter Edition , A few kilometres from the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan city that is Thimphu, in the anonymity and seclusion of an almost invisible location, Bhutan’s first-ever waste transfer station is coming up. The transfer station, on nearly one acre of land, will have magnets to pull metal objects...