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Learning lessons, and looking for bright spots, after the US election

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Four Myanmar women recently travelled to the US to witness the historic election there, and despite many criticisms of the campaign, still found many positives to be taken from the country’s political system.  By MINDY WALKER | FRONTIER THIS YEAR’S United States Presidential election was so divisive that when I told people that I wasRead the full article »

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Women to Wisconsin Delegation

Friday, November 11, 2016

From October 25-November 11, 2016, the Richardson Center for Global Engagement hosted four political leaders from Myanmar on the Women to Wisconsin delegation. The delegation was a success and the delegates learned a lot that they could bring back to use in their own campaigns in Myanmar. Learn more about the Women to Wisconsin Delegation »

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Taunggyi Storytellers

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The following story was brought to you by the Richardson Center for Global Engagement which supported two storyteller trainers to work with a civic education and internship program in Taunggyi, Shan State.  The 20 students come from varied backgrounds: three religions, 16 ethnic groups and many states and divisions in Myanmar. The mission was toRead the full article »

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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 »