Poor slums are springing up in the suburbs of Yangon. (Photo: Connor Macdonald/Myanmar Now)
22 February 2016
Sitting in a tea-shop next door to the National League for Democracy’s Hlaing Tharyar...
A typical hostel in downtown Yangon. Photo: Myanmar Now
20 February 2016
Myanmar’s cities are attracting an increasing number of rural poor, but efforts to...
Thai soldiers secure the area next to shelters after discovering another abandoned jungle camp believed used by the human traffickers to detain Rohingya migrants at a mountain in Sadao, Thai-Malaysian border district, Songkhla province, southern Thailand, 12 May 2015. Photo: EPA
19 February 2016
After Husaina’s 20-year-old son fled poverty and discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine...
Tamils celebrate Thaipusam in Yangon. Photo: Katri Heinamaki
13 February 2016
Folk history holds that the names Burma and Myanmar come from the name of the deity...
May Sabe Phyu, a women rights activist of the Gender Equality Network. Photo: Mizzima
12 February 2016
Last year, a cleaner hired by Phu Pwint’s family raped the 11-year-old girl when she was...
Union Peace Conference held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC-2) in Nay Pyi Taw from the 12-16 January, 2016. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
12 February 2016
For an event where only 7 percent of the 700 attendees were women, Myanmar’s first peace...
Sand-mining at Ngapali beach. Photo: Mizzima
06 February 2016
Booming construction fuels sand mining, and threatens coastal environment and tourism,...
A General Administration Department office in Kyauktada township in downtown Yangon.  (Photo: Phyo Thiha Cho/Myanmar Now)
01 February 2016
Despite its strong mandate from a thumping election victory, Myanmar’s new National...
Htoo May (PHOTO: Connor Macdonald/ Myanmar Now)
29 January 2016
The faces of Myanmar’s new Parliament, when it convenes in Napyitaw on February 1, will...
Ja Seng Hkawn at her riverside home in Myitkyina. (PHOTO:- Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now) 
25 January 2016
For much of the first 20 years of her life, Maran Ja Seng Hkawn was raised by her...
Workers search for survivors near the collapsed Yadanatheinkha bridge which is under construction in Kyauk Myaung, Sagaing Division, Myanmar, 11 November 2012 following an earthquake.  Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
19 January 2016
Students of the Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction training college on the outskirts of...
A group of women sewing traditional Kachin headgear to earn income at the Zi Un displacement camp in Myitkyina on Jan 7, 2016. The task is painstaking - it takes 40 to 50 minutes to finish one headpiece, for which they receive 100 kyats ($0.08). (PHOTO:- Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now)
15 January 2016
For more than six months in 2011, YweJa refused to leave her home in Myanmar’s Kachin...

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