The international community greeted the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in November’s parliamentary elections with optimism.
News this week that the Monogamy Law, pushed through by President U Thein Sein at the behest of hard-line Buddhist monks, is having unintended consequences for philandering spouses has provoked some wry smiles.
Peace is not just the absence of hostilities, but a condition of development, freedom, justice and the enjoyment of human rights. We cannot have peace without development, and we cannot have development without peace.
The recently formed Myanmar Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process provides gender-based analysis of power structures with the aim of increasing the role of women in public life.