Sunday, February 07, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Decentralised care next HIV challenge

Between 2011 and 2014, Myanmar more than doubled the number of people living with HIV who are on long-term antiretroviral-therapy (ART), the gold standard for HIV treatment.

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Floods show need for resilient agriculture sector

When livestock was killed in the Myanmar floods earlier this year, it wasn’t just the animals that were lost: It was farmers’ livelihoods, too.

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Can democratic Myanmar lead ASEAN?

Next month the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is scheduled to launch the region’s “economic community”.

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Human rights due diligence key to inclusive development

The  international community greeted the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in November’s parliamentary elections with optimism.

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Time to abandon prejudicial laws

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.

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Behold, as Najib rises from the dead

Political leaders, like Caesar’s wife, should be above suspicion.


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Woman can, and do, lead in Myanmar

The remarks by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s close political adviser U Win Htein in his recent interview with Fiona MacGregor of The Myanmar Times were very disturbing.

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Why gender matters in peace and conflict

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.

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Men and gender in the peace process: Are they worlds apart?

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.

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Building peace, one deal at a time

The peace process in Myanmar is about changing the status quo. That means challenging all stakeholders to transform the ongoing conflicts into peace.

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