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Myanmar’s first post-coup People’s Assembly decides on 30 per cent women’s quota  Image credit: The Myanmar Photo Project Collective 
Monday, March 07, 2022
Myanmar’s first post-coup People’s Assembly decides on 30 per cent women’s quota
Women make up over half of Myanmar’s population, yet significant obstacles remain for women to be able to participate in political processes and to achieve equal representation in Myanmar’s state institutions. Before the military coup on 1 February...
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military - AFP/Getty Images
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military
The issue of gender equality in Myanmar is in the spotlight again. Women are on the frontlines of the anti-coup protests taking place since the junta ousted the civilian government a year ago. Since the Myanmar military brutally put down the mass...
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Friday, March 05, 2021
Myanmar’s quest for women’s empowerment in times of crisis
The International Women’s Day is observed worldwide on Monday 8th March. Since the first international recognition in 1977, this special day has been providing an important opportunity to celebrate women's achievements in terms of political...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Myanmar still fails to bring more women into politics
Women account for 51 percent of Myanmar’s population and 19 million out of 37 million eligible voters at the 2020 general election. In the previous election in 2015, 13 percent of the 6,200 candidates were female and in 2020 the rate has increased...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Myanmar: Suu Kyi: Myanmar Opposition Leader Could Stand Trial Again, Due to American
Myanmar's Nobel Prize-winning pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced new charges Thursday less than two weeks before her house arrest was due to end after an American man swam across a lake and entered her home, her lawyer said.Supporters...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Myanmar: Al Jazeera: Suu Kyi Lawyers Barred From Visit
The lawyer for Myanmar’s jailed pro-democracy leader says he and his team have been denied access to her, two days before her trial on charges of breaking the terms of her house arrest is due to resume.Her legal team are expected to present closing...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Myanmar: POLITICS-BURMA: Conflict Pushes Karen Women to be Village Chiefs
In military-ruled Burma’s Karen state, tradition and a male-dominated social order have long guaranteed men the role of village chiefs. But this order is crumbling in the country’s eastern region, giving rise to the new phenomenon of women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Myanmar: Suu Kyi wins global women's award
Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will follow in the footsteps of international dignitaries such as Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates next week when she is honoured with the prestigious Global Trailblazer Award.  The honour comes as part of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Myanmar: Myanmar's Suu Kyi registers for parliament seat
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has registered her candidacy for an April by-election, as her opposition party comes full circle after being politically ostracized for two decades. For more information, please read: JakartaPost
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
MYANMAR: Parliamentary Elections, 1 Apr 2012
  Description of electoral system: The President is indirectly elected by parliament. In the House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw), 168 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies and 56 members are reserved...