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12:59 07/09/2010
Aung San Suu Kyi. Copyright BKK Post

Aung San Suu Kyi visit spreads hope

The lady is on stage, but this time it is not the movie,  Aung San Suu Kyi herself in front of  hopeful crowds, from  refugees  in camps in Mae Sot, Thailand,  to politicians in Dublin and  London. The partners we work with in Thailand have been overjoyed to see her speak, and to recognise the  tremendous progress towards democracy in Myanmar over… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Gita Rani, member of Union Parishad (local council) meeting, Ramzan Nagor, Bangladesh

Bridging the gap between traditional and formal governance in Bangladesh

VSO Bangladesh has recently carried out reasearch to look at how local governance systems can be adjusted in areas of the country where ethnic minorities form the majority of the population. Working with youth clubs and community groups in these areas, our partners report that there is a mismatch between formal and traditional governance systems… Read more »

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