The Myanmar branch of the Women of Faith Network was launched last week, bringing together Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim women who want to promote religious cooperation, build peace and end poverty.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says she is hopeful for a “good result” from proposed six-way talks between national political leaders, despite a government spokesperson declaring such a meeting “impractical”.
Unregistered ancestral lands and those under shifting cultivation will be registered and protected from confiscation under under a draft land use policy, a change land rights groups say would be a major step forward for tenure security.
Norway's foreign minister pledged further support for Myanmar’s peace process in a meeting with government and ethnic armed group leaders last week despite recent violence in Kachin State that has threatened to derail ceasefire negotiations.
Candidates in Yangon municipal elections begin campaign activities but find residents know little about the December 27 vote.