Bringing Together Disability Rights Stakeholders in Myanmar

On January 18-19, the Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI) held the "Promoting Minorities' Rights in Political Transition in Myanmar" forum, which gathered government, civil society, media, and other stakeholders. Panel discussions focused on the barriers to full participation in political and public life, with an emphasis on finding commonalities among disability rights groups and other minority groups. The event was organized with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).