Amid ongoing conflict, Stella Naw calls for a national identity based on shared values and mutual respect.
Army is stopping the ‘unlawful acts’ of ethnic rebels, say military representatives.
The displaced have sought refuge in two churches in Namti town, following clashes between the Myanmar Army and the KIA.
Placing too much trust in the momentum of a peace process mediated by China may be misleading, writes Joe Kumbun.
Kachin women displaced by civil war lack access to effective family planning—crucial to navigate the hardships of camp life.
By removing occupying Tatmadaw troops from ethnic regions, the source of conflict is removed, writes Edith Mirante.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses developments in Shan and Kachin states and their impacts on the peace process.
Community-based groups are educating girls and young women about sexual and reproductive health to decide their own futures.
The government and the Tatmadaw should shun strategies that undermine the people’s trust in them and their peace initiatives, writes Joe Kumbun.
A meeting with KBC leaders suggests Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is looking to new sources to reconcile the country’s divides.
Traders say that dealing in amber is a quicker and easier way to make money than working with jade.
A statement to villages’ heads orders residents to remain in their communities.
Some miners hide in the jungle in order to risk working the abandoned mines of Tanai Township.
Court grants bail to two men who led prayers commemorating the six-year anniversary of the reignited civil war in Kachin State.
Myanmar is the eighth-largest refugee-producing country in the world, according to the UNHCR with more than 490,000 refugees hosted mainly in neighboring countries.