About Deputy Minister

Ei Thinzar Maung

Deputy Minister


Former Activities:

All Burma Federation of Student Unions: Upper Burma Students Union – Yadanarbon University Students Union (chairperson)

Political Activities:

In 2012, she joined the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, and actively participated in demanding that changes be made to the Burmese education system. She also led the movement to condemn the Letpadaungtaung Copper Project and the movement to cease the civil war in Burma.

In 2013, she became the chairperson of the Yadanabon University Students Union,  where she was made the first female student union president in the history of the student political movement.

In 2015, she participated in the Democracy Education Movement to reform the education system, and was detained at Thayawaddy Prison.

She was released in 2016 and chaired the 2016 Student General Assembly. After leaving the student union, she became the secretary of an organization named Youth for a New Society (YNS) where she championed youth affairs. She then became a member of Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS).

In 2018, she became chairperson of Youth for a New Society and a member of the Central Committee of the DPNS party. In 2019, she served as an election commissioner at the pre-convention of the Democratic Party for a New Society.

From 2018 to February 2021, she served as the Chairman of the Youth Committee of Democratic Party for a New Society and a member of the Central Committee of the Party. She worked as a trainer in awareness for youth affairs, social welfare, the peace sector and federal education as well as a human rights activist for the equality of ethnic nationalities and the civil peace movement of the Kachin War and youth affairs.

She then participated in the 2020 election from the Pyithu Hluttaw seat in Pabedan Township. However, she lost the election. In the Burmese Spring Revolution 2021, she joined the Anti Junta Mass Movement (AJMM), which took place after the military coup and led the very first general mass protest in Yangon. Later, when the National Unity Government was formed, she was appointed Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs.

United State Department honored Ei Thinzar Maung, for her human rights and pro-democracy activities with the International Women of Courage (IWOC) award on March 18 2022.