In Burma’s upcoming Union Peace Conference, the State Counselor pushes to include ethnic armed groups that did not sign a 2015 nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Police detain five people in relation to a Muslim prayer hall that was burned in Kachin State last week.
A UN report launch explores how women in Burma lack access to justice due to an absence of awareness and a widespread use of customary practices in ethnic areas.
Civil society organizations urge the government to investigate recent anti Muslim rioting, and to protect the rights of religious minorities.
Concerts, music festivals, art exhibitions, talks, forums, dancing-in-the-dark and a scavenger hunt—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
A dispute between the Burma Army and the Karen National Liberation Army leads to the resignation of a KNU/KNLA official from a ceasfire monitoring committee.
After protests across Arakan State, the state government agrees to call the Buddhist majority the ‘Arakanese Race,’ but stays silent on the Rohingya.
Tensions remain high after fighting resumes between the Kachin Independence Army and the Burma Army in Laiza, amid ongoing peace talks in Rangoon.
The government’s ‘neutral’ policy of calling the Rohingya the ‘Muslim community in Arakan State’ is sparking a nationalist backlash in Arakan State.
UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee notes continued difficulties resolving problems of religious discrimination, gender equality issues and human rights.
Thousands of girls from poor families across Myanmar work as maids for wealthier households, and often face grueling working hours and abuse.
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An ambition to resolve land disputes nationwide is outlined at a ceremony marking the granting of tenure rights to dispossessed farmers in Naypyidaw.
Arakanese nationalist groups send an open letter objecting to the government’s new ethnoreligious terminology, prior to a protest next week.
The United Nationalities Federal Council, an alliance of nine ethnic armed groups, plans to send envoys to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in the run-up to ‘Panglong’