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Ten Women Elected as Legislators in Kachin State

Ten Women Elected as Legislators in Kachin State

Out of a total of 55 women who ran for legislative positions in Burma’s general election in Kachin State, 10 won races to represent their constituencies in three parliaments. In the next government, two women…

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Hpakant Jade Cutting Workshop Recruits Women Recovering From Drug Addiction

Hpakant Jade Cutting Workshop Recruits Women Recovering From Drug Addiction

A small workshop has been opened in Hpakant to train women recovering from drug addiction in the skill of jade cutting. The Kachin National Development Foundation—Amyusha Zinlum Hpung in the Jinghpaw language—opened the shop at…

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Kachin Rights Groups Call for Protection of Women in Conflict Zones

Kachin Rights Groups Call for Protection of Women in Conflict Zones

The rights activists also demanded transparency in the investigation of a murder that shocked many last month. Kachin human rights groups have held a press conference in Yangon to call attention to the security risks…