The country’s framework for the peace process promises to ‘make efforts to achieve 30 percent female participation in all political dialogues.’
Tour operators and industry officials report trip cancelations, drop in business.
Commemorating the International Day of Peace, women called for a halt to all military offensives in Myanmar.
In first public address since violence flared, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told diplomats she was ‘concerned’ about the Muslim exodus to Bangladesh.
Application for ancient city will be submitted next year, says official.
Fast-dwindling mangroves in the Irrawaddy Delta could find an unlikely savior – drones.
Locals fear for the future of a dilapidated but storied manor in northern Shan State.
Yo Ya May is a labor of love. The Bogyoke Market store sells Chin crafts, supports ethnic women and reinvigorates tradition.
Army is stopping the ‘unlawful acts’ of ethnic rebels, say military representatives.
On the 29th anniversary of the 8888 pro-democracy movement, The Irrawaddy revisits an essay by its once imprisoned English edition editor.
Police seize weapons and methamphetamine pills during car search in Karen State.
The government and the Tatmadaw should shun strategies that undermine the people’s trust in them and their peace initiatives, writes Joe Kumbun.
Lawmakers argue Yanghee Lee’s recent report on human rights in Myanmar was biased.
The Irrawaddy interviews the grandsons of two martyrs who were assassinated 70 years ago and asks what Myanmar leaders should learn from them today.
Reporters arrive in capital of restive state ahead of visit to northern parts.