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  • MyJustice Hosts Policy Forum with Myanmar Research Institutes

    22 June 2017

    For decades, policy-making in Myanmar was marked by top-down, closed-door processes. Central bodies tasked Ministries and sub-national officials with implementing policies, rather than providing input or testing new concepts. Today, new entry-points for policy engagement and new policy advocacy actors are shifting the possibilities for more inclusive, evidence-based policy development. On June 6, 2017, MyJustice hosted representatives from fifteen research institutes and civil society...

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  • New Justice Centres Set to Open in Mandalay Region and Shan State

    22 June 2017

    MyJustice will launch two new Justice Centres in Mandalay Region and Shan State on 24 and 25 July 2017 with the purpose of providing legal aid to the poor in partnership with International Bridges to Justice (IBJ).
    Since 2015, MyJustice has been supporting the Yangon Justice Centre (YJC) and the Mawlamyaing Justice Centre (YJC) to provide legal representation to more than 2,395 clients and legal advice to an additional 1,372 clients.
    The work of YJC and MJC has resulted in significant...

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  • Empowered Hlaing Thar Yar Resident Brings Paralegal Services to Community

    13 June 2017

    Children, toys, and teaching aid posters fill a regular house located in Hlaing Thar Yar Township (Yangon), home to hundreds of thousands of residents, many of whom are migrants in search of a livelihood in Yangon. Here, seventy year old Daw Myint Yee runs a nursery for twenty-eight children with her daughters, who have been certified by the Department of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MSWRR).
    Daw Myint Yee does more than feed and teaches children – she is...

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  • Community Forum on Access to Justice jointly hosted by MyJustice and the Rule of Law Centre

    08 May 2017

    On 27 April, MyJustice and the Rule of Law Centre Mandalay jointly hosted a Community Forum on Access to Justice. MyJustice Community Justice Manager Zaw Myat Lin presenting key findings on access to justices challenges in Yangon Region and Mon State to more than 50 participants from civil society organisations, the legal profession, the advocate general’s office, and the Mandalay high court. Together with MyJustice Access to Justice Advisor Susan Lee and Legal Advisor Tet Nay Tun, MyJustice...

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