Youn Ni Ko, a young Burmese singer-songwriter who grew up in Cyprus, refuses to be confined to a single genre.
An abundance of illicit drugs—much of which, the UNODC say, originate in Shan State—is lowering the street price, making it more accessible to young people.
The center is to be part of the government’s plan to establish a public waterfront area along the river in downtown Yangon.
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.