Survey of over 12,000 women finds 20 percent have suffered from physical, sexual or psychological abuse.
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the inspiring private sector business leaders championing inclusivity and diversity.
‘The World of Women Myanmar’ author Carin Salerno explains the importance of sharing stories by women from diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds.
Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ye Ni talks to Ko Swe Win, chief report at Myanmar Now, about an investigative report he produced about the torture of two underage domestic workers in Ran
Married women in Burma give birth to five children on average, while 2014 census findings highlight a lack of education and a need for family planning.
Ethnic civil society groups urge the US government to keep targeted sanctions on the military until it complies with democratic and human rights norms.
Irrawaddy English editor Kyaw Zwa Moe discusses the peace conference’s potential with Ko Ye of the Tagaung Institute of Political Studies, Tar Hla Pe, CEC member of the Ta’ang National
New challenges face the human trafficking squad of Burma police in the fight against the cross-border sex trade with China.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Thwin Lin Aung, a member of the CSO forum organizing committee, and Chin human rights activist Cheery Zahau about whether the peace conference can fulfill
In separate meetings with Ban Ki-moon, a well-known monk emphasizes national sovereignty internal affairs, and a civil society delegation calls for increased external pressure to improve
Myanmar society still tells girls not to ask questions and to accept being treated differently. Amid so much change, can the lot of women change too?
Irrawaddy Burmese editor Ye Ni discusses the role of women journalists in Burma’s changing media landscape with VOA’s Eaint Khine Oo and Eleven Media’s Swe Mar Thein Lwin.
Since Roi Ja disappeared from Kachin State in 2011, her husband Dau Lum has struggled with chronic illness and depression; Roi Ja, believed to have been abducted by Burma Army soldiers,
Land confiscation and rights abuses linked to militarization in southeastern Burma have particularly adverse impacts on women, human rights advocates say.
After a UN CEDAW session, women’s rights groups are encouraged by pledges of cooperation from the government, but insist on the necessity of charter change.