Policy-makers urged to listen to young people’s voices, particularly in ethnic areas and conflict zones.
“By understanding human rights, we hope that students - our future leaders - will protect the rights of others,” said Ko Aung Myo Kyaw.
Many inmates who passed the matriculation exam are serving time for minor drugs charges. They hope to continue their studies outside of prison.
Trapped in "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or harassed, Rohingya girls dream of going to school, aid agencies say.
Parliament debates whether increasing the punishment will help protect victims.
This week, The Irrawaddy and guests discuss Myanmar’s alarming number of child abuse and rape cases.