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Monday, November 16, 2015
Aung San Suu Kyi wins majority in Myanmar elections
It is official. The decades of military-rule dictatorship are over in Myanmar. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by the iconic Aung San Suu Kyi, has triumphed with more than the minimum two-thirds it needs to choose a president for the...
A woman places her ballot into the Pyithu Hluttaw representative election box in the April 2012 by-elections.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Hopes women will enter Myanmar politics
There's strong hopes Myanmar (Burma) is on the cusp of electing more women to parliament when it goes to the polls later this year. The country sits near the bottom of global rankings on women's parliamentary representation with less than six per...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Burma’s Government to Appoint a Second Woman Minister
Burma’s president is set to appoint Khin San Yi, formerly a deputy minister of planning and economic development, as the new education minister, bringing the number of woman ministers in the government to two. Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Priorities set for women’s development in Myanmar
Authorities have determined the areas of concentration for the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women (NSPAW) and have assigned relevant duties to participating organizations, Aung Tun Khaing, Deputy Director General of the Department...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Suu Kyi calls for speedy change to Myanmar constitution
Myanmar needs to change its constitution as fast as possible to put the country firmly on the path to democracy, Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of the country's democratic opposition Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday. Suu Kyi's National League...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi Visits NDI’s New Parliamentary Research Center in Burma
On August 6, National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited NDI's new Parliamentary Resource Center (PRC) in the capital city of Naypyitaw. Although not yet officially open, the PRC is attracting the interest of MPs from many...