18.07.2017Message

Rights and Democracy

Democracies can only work if citizens participate in decision-making and in choosing leaders and representatives. Rights are therules that make sure that there is nothing stopping citizens from...

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Demo & Rights
18.07.2017Message

What is the Open Hluttaw workshop?

The role of the Hluttaw is most important for a democratic country because the legislative power is held by the  Hluttaw. Moreover, the President and the two Vice-Presidents can be selected by voting...

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Open
11.07.2017News

The Importance of People’s Participation in Sustaining Democracy

“For a sustainable, democratic system, the participation of people is very important”, was one of the key takeaways of participants from Magway Region who attended a Training of Trainers (TOT) for...

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SI Training
11.07.2017Message

What is the meaning and importance of the rule of law?

The rule of law may be best understood by contrasting it with despotism or anarchy [where decisions affecting persons or their property are not subject to the scrutiny of another impartial authority...

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Law
11.07.2017Message

What is Democracy?

The word democracy comes from the Greek words ‘demos’, meaning people, and ‘Kratos’ meaning power or rule. Directly translated, democracy therefore means ‘rule by the people’. The most important...

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Dmo
07.07.2017Opinion

Seven major sources of economic progress

1) Legal system:The foundation for economic progress is a legal system that protects privately owned property and enforces contracts in an evenhanded manner. 2) Competitive markets:Competition...

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Seven major sources of economic progress
07.07.2017Opinion

Will NLD lead the results of the 2017 by-elections?

(22 February 2017) One and a half years after the most historic 2015 general elections of Myanmar that made it possible for the public to elect a genuine civilian government and led to a landslide...

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NLD
07.07.2017News

2017 Myanmar By-Elections

(13 February 2017) As the by-elections will soon be held on 1st April, competing political parties and independent candidates have started their campaigns. According to the announcements of the...

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2017 Myanmar by-elections
07.07.2017News

FNF (Myanmar) to conduct voter education trainings for 2017 By-election

(6 March 2017) Voter Education trainings for voters of upcoming By-election on 2017 April 1 will be conducted in coordination with 4 local CSO partners. Trainers from local CSO partners namely...

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VE training
07.07.2017Issues

What are Human Rights?

Human rights reflect basic human needs. They establish basic standards without which people cannot live in dignity. To violate someone’s human rights is to treat that person as though he or she were...

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HR

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