“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The report said Myanmar has no female township administrators and just 0.11 percent of ward and village-tract adminis
A senior U.N.
As well as preventing sexual violence, assisting survivors of sexual violence in conflict has been a big theme at the
Yangon ( AsiaNews) - The current political initiatives "based on religion", including the proposal for the
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
The Burmese government's chief peace negotiator, Aung Min, suggested that women's involvement in the ongoing peace pr
A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and gir
Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases
The Nationwide Women Forum on Peace, Security and Development, jointly organized by women's human rights organization
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had litt
Never mind the fact that Myanmar's most famous person is a woman—Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Participants at the Myanmar Women's Forum 2013 held from September 20 to 22 in Yangon.
An exile women's rights group will for the first time co-host an event in Burma when the Women's Forum (Burma/Myanmar
The Women's Initiative Network for Peace (Win-Peace) has expressed serious concern at the continued imprisonment of h
In June 2013, AP R2P released a new policy brief in the third volume of its policy brief series in 2013.
The G8 Foreign Ministers noted that since President Thein Sein took office, Myanmar has made great steps towards demo
The rape and sexual harassment of three stateless Rohingya Muslim women caused last week's deadly brawl between Burme
The Women's Initiative Network for Peace has urged President U Thein Sein and the Deputy Commander in Chief of the Ka
Ma-Ubin residents said riot police incited the violence that led to rioting in the Irrawaddy Delta township on Tuesda
In the past five months nine civilians were killed and fourteen injured in Kachin State as a result of Burmese milita
At least 13 women, including teenagers, have been subjected to prolonged rape by Burmese security forces in a remote
Sixty-six Christian churches have been burnt down in Kachin state since the conflict erupted in June 2011, according
Mi Kun Chan Non, a representative of the Mon Women's Organization, and one of the only two female observers of the Mo
As the dark-grey rain clouds gather and another late afternoon monsoon downpour threatens to unleash itself on the ci
The aid plans were launched earlier this year by Norway, the World Bank, European Union, United Kingdom, United Natio
About 60,000 Kachin villagers fleeing Burma Army attacks and persecution, who are sheltering in Kachin-controlled ter
“We have great expectations and hope that she will lead this path of reconciliation and greater participatory d
The Women's League of Burma (WLB) told a Burmese government peacemaking delegation on Thursday in Bangkok that it wan
New parliamentarian Aung Sang Suu Kyi spoke of development, gender equality and the future of Myanmar's constitution
Including women in the peacemaking process could bring about a speedier and more durable resolution to Myanmar's ethn
While Aung San Suu Kyi enjoys iconic status in Myanmar (also known as Burma), women remain invisible in this country
It is never easy to persuade those who have acquired power forcibly of the wisdom of peaceful change," Aung San
Five years ago, this panel would not have happened. Even a year ago, Burma did not receive a lot of media attention.
Last week, a young woman from the Karen ethnic minority in Burma reported being “beaten, drugged, and sexually
Karen representatives and international groups have expressed caution over recent peace efforts in Myanmar, appealing
Women's League of Burma (WLB) calls for U Thein Sein Government to implement a nation-wide ceasefire, which was annou
Women should be included in the ongoing Burma's peace-talk process between the government and ethnic armed groups, a
Myanmar and its army are continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, namely in ethnic areas with on
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra offered Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi her support in a coming by-e
The Burmese army has been following a policy of systematically raping women and girls to subjugate the country's rebe
Within the 8-month long armed conflict against ethnic groups in Shan and Kachin States, Burma Army soldiers have rape
Eleven of the 21 people who are applying to register the National League for Democracy (NLD) party with the Burmese E
Today the U.S.
“I was terrified.
The hostilities between the Burmese military and ethnic Kachin get worse every day and the abuses are much worse than