The Queen’s Trek
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country with big mountains and ancient Buddhist traditions. It’s tucked up against the Himalayas between India and China. Bhutan is known for its policy of “gross national happiness,” a way of measuring quality of life in non-economic terms. But even here there are serious social ills. Among them: domestic violence. This is something the queen of Bhutan finds unacceptable and she has set out to change people’s behavior one pretty strenuous step at a time. Stephanie Guyer-Stevens of Outer Voices reports.