The child’s former employer is alleged to have repeatedly raped her, forced her to take drugs and made threats on her life.
A 15-year-old girl who says her former employer repeatedly raped her has been released on bail after her alleged assailant’s wife accused her of theft.
Despite the ongoing offensive against Laiza, its people maintain a stoic resistance to the throes of war.
Laiza’s schools reopened this week after being closed for many weeks due to intense fighting around the town. Irrawaddy photographer Steve Tickner visited one school.
Hundreds of families who fled the Kachin conflict have settled in camps along the Jeyang River. The Irrawaddy’s photographer Steve Tickner documented their plight.
Surreal in its empty, yet neat and grand appearance, Naypyidaw is unlike the rest of Burma.
The horrors of war don’t end on the front lines—and for many who survive, they will leave a devastating legacy that lasts a lifetime.
A heavy explosion rocks central Laiza at midday, only a hundred meters from the hotel used by the Kachin Independence Army as it headquarters.
Fierce combat between Burmese government and Kachin rebels continued this weekend, despite the government’s ceasefire announcement. The Irrawaddy’s Steve Tickner photographed the front line clashes.
Three Kachin rebel posts fell to Burmese government troops on Friday after continuous attacks. Days earlier, The Irrawaddy interviewed rebels at some of these posts.
Still in a state of shock, Sau Nam explains how she and her son nearly lost their lives when an artillery strike hit on Monday.
The heat, odor and noise of downtown Yangon can get on anyone’s nerves. But thankfully there’s a bastion of tranquility where one can escape the mêlée.
Few people who know Rangoon are unfamiliar with Hledan Junction, one of the city’s major crossroads and an important suburban commercial and residential hub.
Foreign visitors criticize having to employ colonial-era carriers to visit the illustrious Golden Rock of Kyaiktiyo in Mon State.
Burma’s decades-old, under-funded zoos provide little in the way of animal welfare, while environmental protection efforts fail to stop rampant poaching of its unique wildlife.
An intriguing exhibition has brought together 75 contributing artists including past and present students and teachers as well as former political prisoners.
Two photographers have embarked on a Burmese book project documenting the crumbling British colonial-era architecture for which Rangoon is rightfully renowned.
Irrawaddy photographer Steve Tickner explores the ups and downs of Rangoon’s various transport systems.
Children from poverty-stricken backgrounds in Burma often do not attend school, but spend their days looking for materials for recycling to supplement the family income.
The recent Arakan conflict has put the predicament of the stateless Rohingya back in the international spotlight just as a new photo-book explores their fraught history.