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Burma’s CSO leaders: Alternative leadership to build peace and vibrant communities in 21st century

The role of Civil Society Organizations emerged in Burma during the late 1990s led by students and citizen journalists in Yangon. The term “CSO” has been used in both the Burmese and English media over the past 30 years […]

August 16, 2016  •  By Burma News International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Border-based CSOs call for elimination of blacklist

Civil society organisations (CSOs) operating on Burma’s borders are calling on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to eliminate a blacklist that continues to prevent them from fully participating in the country’s democratic transition, according to a statement released on Tuesday […]

July 27, 2016  •  By DVB  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSOs Call For Investigation of Attacks on Muslim Places of Worship

RANGOON — Civil society organizations (CSOs) urged the government to investigate recent attacks on Muslim places of worship in Pegu Division and Kachin State, calling to protect the rights of religious minorities, according to a joint statement on Tuesday […]

July 5, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Eliminating sexual violence in conflict areas

“Do you have an emergency basket at your door?”

This is a question that Ph.D. candidate Jenny Hedström soon learned to ask whenever she interviewed Kachin women about their support for and involvement with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) for her research on gender, peace and security issues in Burma […]

June 27, 2016  •  By LIBBY HOGAN  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Former Diplomat, Junta Apologist to Lead Powerful New Ministry

RANGOON — A career diplomat, and past defender of Burma’s dire human rights record under military rule, has been chosen to head the powerful new Ministry of the State Counselor’s Office under Aung San Suu Kyi […]

May 12, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Former regime defender to be state counsellor’s minister

U Kyaw Tint Swe has been appointed by President U Htin Kyaw and his name will be put to parliament tomorrow as minister for the newly created office of state counsellor, senior National League for Democracy official U Win Htein told The Myanmar Times yesterday […]

May 12, 2016  •  By Lun Min Mang  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hundreds Displaced as Conflict Rages in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

SITTWE, Myanmar – A delegation of members of Parliament in Myanmar visited the country’s western Rakhine State on Wednesday amid tightened security after hundreds of residents were displaced by armed conflict that has raged since mid-April between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army guerillas […]

April 28, 2016  •  By Latin America Herald Tribune  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shan State tension increases as new government searches for peace

The elusive road to peace remains entrenched in Shan State, as Myanmar’s first democratically elected civilian government took office last week […]

April 5, 2016  •  By Mizzima  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Inspiring Women of Burma

Last week, the world commemorated International Women’s Day, acknowledging the achievements and challenges of half of humanity […]

March 19, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Marks International Women’s Day With Ceremonies in Cities

Women’s organizations in Myanmar celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday with festivities in the commercial capital Yangon and major towns in war-ravaged states, as the country’s most prominent female politician Aung San Suu Kyi and her party prepared to submit nominations for the nation’s top office […]

March 8, 2016  •  By RFA  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤