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14 September, 2019

Campaign Management Trainings for Women Politicians

Gender equality and women`s empowerment are not only basic human rights but also crucial for achieving inclusive, sustainable and equitable development. Women`s participation is central to these goals, and political parties are arguably one of the most important institutions for fostering such participation.

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09 September, 2019

New Strength for the STEP Democracy Programme

STEP Democracy is delighted to introduce our new partner organization Badeidha Moe Civil Society Organization (BDM).

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09 September, 2019

STEP Democracy အစီအစဥ္အတြက္ ခြန္အားသစ္

STEP Democracy အစီအစဥ္၏ မိတ္ဖက္အရပ္ဖက္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းအသစ္ျဖစ္ေသာ ပေဒသာမိုး (Badeidha Moe Civil Society Organization (BDM) အဖြဲ႕အစည္းအား ဝမ္းေျမွာက္စြာျဖင့္ မိတ္ဆက္ေပးလုိက္ပါသည္။

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01 September, 2019

Should Myanmar’s Sipin Committees be freely elected by univeral suffrage?

State and Region Parliaments have powers to enact legislation on municipal matters under section 188 of Myanmar’s 2008 constitution. In Myanmar, where Township Municipal Affairs Committees (TMAC) (also referred to  as Sipin Committees) act as the third layer of  government, this is a great opportunity to use this legislative power effectively in order to have more representative and accountable peoples’ representatives at the local level.

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21 August, 2019

STEP Democracy starts delivering civic education to schools in Myanmar

Through its consortium of nine national and international partners, STEP Democracy strives to increase the knowledge and skills of Myanmar people so they can more effectively participate in their democratic processes. This ranges from the Union Election Commission to political parties and civil society.

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01 July, 2019

STEP Democracy to conduct civic education in schools

In order to ensure that young people are given the knowledge needed to participate in their democratic surroundings from an early age, International IDEA and its two national partners, Scholar Institute and Paññā Institute, are working on the development and implementation of a civic education curriculum geared towards students from ages 13-16 through the EU funded STEP Democracy programme.

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08 March, 2019

Supporting Myanmar women’s participation in elections and democracy

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 5