Yee Real Women

August 6th, 2018


Women in Sports: Turning the Spotlight on Female Coaches in Bhutan

They are leaders, motivators and teachers. These coaches are working tirelessly in molding the future athletes of the country and, while they’re at it, passing down their passion for sports. Written by Sonam Pelden       Edited by Karen Lim Taekwando coach Pem Chuki When Pem Choki first took […]

April 3rd, 2018


“I Want to Play Football for as Long as I Can”

Sangay Budhar became a footballer for the women’s national team in Bhutan when she was thirteen years old. Sangay is now twenty and has been playing football for 11 years. She initially started as a player for her school football team in Loseling Middle Secondary School when news got out […]

March 23rd, 2018


“My Love for Cycling & Running Changed My Life”

21 year old Chimi Dema is passionate about cycling and running, and she finds it surprising that there are rarely other girls in the many marathons and cycling tournaments she often participates in. Written by Sonam Pelden                       Supported by […]

March 10th, 2018


Celebrating Activism: a Food for Thought on Women’s Day

RENEW, the organization fighting against violence against women and children in Bhutan, believes that there is a need for activism in all of us – a duty for individual action to spread awareness on the issue. “It takes so much more than an organization to address this issue.” says Dr. […]

February 2nd, 2018


Finding Photography in New York: A Tale of a Bhutanese Abroad

If you’ve been scrolling through a slew of stunning portraits of models along they sidewalks, alleys and business centers around New York, then you’re probably on sonamdekar_ahhi page on instagram – proving there are Bhutanese abroad are finding passion, not just jobs.

January 18th, 2018


Meet the Judo Girl in Bhutan

15 year old Yangchen Wangmo first started learning judo for self defense but soon she realized she was learning so much more from this unique sport. Brought to you by the Women in Sports Committee, BOC. Video edited by PemC & Pema Dorji           Story by Tshering […]

January 4th, 2018


Bhutanese Women and Leadership Challenges

There are women coming forward to lead, but there are certain cultural challenges that hold them back. Fast-track interventions are necessary to increase female leadership in the country.

January 1st, 2018


Pursuing a Career in Dance

When Karma Chuki left her stable job, friends and family in Thimphu to study dance in India in 2012, little did she realize how this move was going to shape her career and her life.

December 30th, 2017


RTC Students Start an Organic Candy Business: GURAM

Looking to sending unique new year gifts to loved ones? Then you’ll love these organic candies made by an enterprising young group of students from RTC. Photos by Kinley Wangchuk & story by PemC 19 year old Phuntsho Dechen Yangchen and 20 year old Deepshika Chhetri are students from the […]

November 17th, 2017


Celebrating Girls in Sports

A sixth grader was on her way to her school’s football try-outs when a cricket bat caught her attention. She picked it up and asked her friend to throw a ball which she hit impressively that ended up catching the coach’s attention. The rest was history- actually more of a […]