Progress is slow on Burma’s commitments to advance the rights of women, but legislation due next year could make leaps to combat gender-based violence.
The military will provide security for visitors to the Manau festival in Myitkyina next January, despite past complaints and a recent escalation in tensions.
Burma’s Union Parliament passes an urgent proposal calling for a roundtable meeting between six high-level leaders about amending the Constitution.
The Upper House approves a proposal to adopt a Proportional Representation voting system for the election of its lawmakers, a decision opposed by the opposition.
Authorities in Rangoon’s Ahlone Township offer to construct a new road and ferry gate in order to help students access a school in the area.
The Irrawaddy Division government backs off plans to build a coal power plant, saying it will not move forward on the project without public approval.
Mun Awng has been blocked from entering Burma, dashing the singer’s hopes to perform his new album in the country he left 26 years ago.
The Burma Army discharges and releases 80 children and young people who had been recruited illegally as soldiers when they were younger than 18.
Preliminary research by a leading women’s rights network reveals some of the less conspicuous but equally traumatic brands of abuse that continue unabated.
Media representatives have met with the military for a second time to discuss a lack of access to information from the armed forces.
Burmese civil society groups urge ethnic peace negotiators to implement transitional justice as the country inches closer to a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Tensions continue to rise in Kachin State as the army fires more than a dozen mortar shells close to rebel positions and camps of internally displaced civilians.
The Shan Nationalities Democratic Party threatens to protest if the Shan State government fails to investigate the police’s killing of its Hopong Township vice chairman.
Burma’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing says it is “difficult” for him to meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and defends controversial constitutional clauses.
The United Nations calls on Burma to continue reforms to ensure credible elections next year and step up efforts to protect ethnic and religious minorities.
Burmese women’s rights advocates add their voices to the contentious debate on amending Burma’s Constitution, urging charter changes to promote gender equality.
Students from the western bank of the Rangoon River have been blocked from attending school after the closure of an access gate in Ahlone Township.
Twenty-three cadets killed by Burmese artillery fire on Wednesday were not members of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) but trainees from four other non-state armies.
Police in Rangoon may charge more than 20 Burmese journalists who held an unauthorized prayer service for their embattled profession early this month.
Thai police request the court to extend the remand of two Burmese accused of murdering two British tourists, as they continue to search for evidence.