Women and girls need the support of the entire community in pushing against the societal norms that continue to silence the sufferers of harassment and sexual abuse today.
The government of Myanmar must accelerate efforts to pass a comprehensive law to tackle violence against women and girls across all fourteen states and regions of Myanmar.
Existing legislation fails to protect against child or forced marriage in the name of tradition, rights advocates say
As part of an international women’s rights campaign, groups in Myanmar are holding 16 days of awareness-raising, renewing their push for the enactment of a delayed protection law
A feminist manga artist will use characters based on an Egyptian pharaoh and a Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books.
Buddhist nunneries in Thanlyin provide a home and education to hundreds of Palaung girls who would otherwise face violence and conscription in their hometowns in northern Shan.
Following two months in detention, Nang Mo Hom reflects on the situation surrounding her arrest by the TNLA upon her release.
The 1,300 women participants have demanded equal pay, laws against gender-based violence, education in sexual and reproductive health and equal university entrance requirements.
The amendment to the Penal Code proposes a child rape victim age limit of 12 years old, while activists believe it should include older victims too.
Many in Myanmar still believe that a man will lose his "hpone," or spiritual power, if his clothes are washed with a woman's sarong. Htein Lin wants them to reconsider.
Cloth bags with ethnic patterns are becoming popular with foreign and local women
The numbers “show that more women are becoming interested in the peace process and that women have the capacity to do so,” said Mi Kun Chan Non.
Public reaction was fast and sharp to a suggestion from the Ministry of Home Affairs that parents urge their daughters to dress modestly to discourage rapists.
‘Women in News’ summit also calls attention to lack of safeguards against harassment of female reporters in the field and in the newsroom
Minister U Thein Swe said the policy will take into consideration the country’s optimum population size based on its natural resources, economy, geography, culture and military n