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The Richardson Center is supporting local organizations to build bridges using story in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Peace is a sensitive word in Rakhine State where the Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities are both negatively impacted by communal violence. In 2012, violent clashes erupted and changed many communities into divisive and difficult places to live. Hundreds of lives were lost, villages burned to the ground, people sent to IDP camps andRead the full article »

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Richardson Center and the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Photo: Thanintharyi MPs working on constituent relations exercises in training After the exciting and peaceful elections in November 2015, the Richardson Center has focused primarily on four projects in Myanmar. The first is working with the new government to plan trainings for its new MPs so that they can get to work implementing their agenda.Read the full article »

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Back to School for NLD’s Lawmakers-To-Be

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A National League for Democracy program to build capacity among its MPs-elect will be complemented by United Nations training for all members of the new parliament after it convenes next month. The purpose of the training is to ensure that all MPs-elect have a base level of knowledge. Once the basic training is completed, theRead the full article »

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Dispatches from Myanmar

Monday, February 1, 2016

Today was a great day. I was fortunate to be invited to the historical swearing in of the new parliament members in Naypyitaw. I have been looking forward to this day since I arrived in April 2012 and it did not disappoint. In the morning I met up with some of the soon-to-be Members ofRead the full article »

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Myanmar Times: The Election’s Wisconsin Connection

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

11/9/15 One year ago, three young Myanmar women were running around Wisconsin learning about grassroots political campaigns. Now they are blazing their own paths in a changing political scene in their own country. On November 8, Myanmar went to the polls for the first nationwide election since their historic change to a more democratic system.Read the full article »

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In Myanmar campaign, face-to-face still beats Facebook

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Al Jazeera joins female ruling party candidate as she meets voters on the campaign trail. Ted Regencia | 06 Nov 2015 09:00 GMT | Politics, Asia Pacific, Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, Elections North Dagon Township, Myanmar – Scouring for every single vote she could get in Sunday’s poll, Zarchi Linn walks the streets ofRead the full article »

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The Myanmar-Wisconsin Connection

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A year ago today, three young Myanmar women were running around Wisconsin learning about grassroots political campaigns. Now, they are blazing their own paths in a changing political scene in their own country. In a week, Myanmar will go to the polls for the first nationwide election since their historic change to a more democratic system. The threeRead the full article »

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Gov. Bill Richardson & RCGE Vice President meet with President Carter in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Governor Richardson met today with President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta, along with Carter Center CEO, Amb. Mary Ann Peters, Richardson Center Vice President, Mickey Bergman; and Brooke Lange. President Carter and Governor Richardson discussed current foreign affairs, and in particular Myanmar, Cuba, Africa, Middle East and North Korea — areas inRead the full article »

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Myanmar Women Training: Training Female Candidates Should Be Increased In Parliament

Monday, October 12, 2015

YANGON taz | It can already be seen from the outside that 28 women together titzen in the pink apartment in the center of Rangoon. Before the door is the current Schläppchen mode, chatter and laughter permeates out. But subject are no shoe trends, but tough policy. The women in the room are determined toRead the full article »

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“I understand what people in my town need. I work together with my constituents”; About RCGE Political Training for Women

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Parliament should have a certain quota of female representatives,” said a young woman. “And then what will you do if unqualified women get seats?” a man immediately responded. “But do you think all the men now in parliament are qualified?” retorted a second man. That conversation took place in 2012 among Myanmar journalists during aRead the full article »