Category: Democratic transitions

Supporting Myanmar women’s participation in elections and democracy

Supporting Myanmar women’s participation in elections and democracy

(STEP Democracy - 8 March 2019)

Today--International Women’s Day--is a great opportunity to reflect on the situation of women’s political participation in Myanmar. In a country where women make up 52 percent of the population, women only account for approximately 10 percent of the overall MPs in both the national and regional legislatures. Women face many constraints when it comes to political participation in Myanmar: unequal access to decision-making, unequal access to knowledge and financial resources, limited opportunities within political party structures and the threat of violence and discrimination, among others. Read More

ရန္ကုုန္အလြန္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲဆိုုင္ရာ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈမ်ား –   စစ္ကိုင္းတိုုင္းႏွင့္မႏၱေလးတိုုင္းမွ စည္ပင္သာယာေရး ဥပေဒမူေဘာင္ဆုိင္ရာ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမ်ား

ရန္ကုုန္အလြန္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲဆိုုင္ရာ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈမ်ား – စစ္ကိုင္းတိုုင္းႏွင့္မႏၱေလးတိုုင္းမွ စည္ပင္သာယာေရး ဥပေဒမူေဘာင္ဆုိင္ရာ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမ်ား

ရန္ကုန္စည္ပင္သာယာေရြးေကာက္ပြဲဥပေဒမူေဘာင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြႏွင့္အတူ ျမန္မာတႏုိင္ငံလံုးမွ စည္ပင္သာ ယာေရးအဖြဲ႕မ်ားတြင္ ဗဟုိခ်ဳပ္ကိုင္မႈေလ်ာ့ခ်ႏုိင္ေရးအတြက္ ဆက္လက္လုပ္ေဆာင္လ်က္ရွိသည္။ Read More

A look back on successful by-elections

A look back on successful by-elections

By-elections are of great importance to a representative and credible democracy as seats need to be filled to ensure the legitimacy and function of Myanmar’s various parliaments. Read More

STEP Democracy supports local-level governance

STEP Democracy supports local-level governance

As Myanmar moves forward in its democratic transition, democratic principles are also beginning to find their roots at the local level. The EU-funded STEP Democracy programme is increasingly working with municipal ministries across the country to support the development of their democratic legal frameworks. Read More

STEP Democracy is back!

STEP Democracy is back!

The EU funded STEP Democracy programme began its second phase on August 1st 2018 and the team is excited for the opportunity to continue its support to Myanmar’s democratic transition over the next forty months. Read More