More than 400 women gather in Hpa-an for three days of discussion on peace and security for women, and to commemorate the International Day of Peace.
Stories from groups like the Daingnet have remained largely unknown to the outside world.
On the 10th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, The Irrawaddy revisits a piece on women’s fight to promote democracy in Myanmar.
‘Women have their own rights, and not because they are given by men,’ says a co-founder of the Myanmar Women’s Self-defense Center.
Women and girls risk sexual harassment when they visit toilets outside of their homes.
Female involvement in security sector discussions—one of Panglong’s five key sectors—should be increased, attendees argue.
IDPs in Kachin State survive on edible plants and 300 kyats (US$0.22) per day.
Karen women are afraid to return to their villages, citing an ongoing lack of security in the area.
May Thu Khine adds to the discussion on gender equality in Myanmar.
Kachin women displaced by civil war lack access to effective family planning—crucial to navigate the hardships of camp life.
The Irrawaddy profiles seven women who were involved in or inspired by the events of 1988.
Group lists issues plaguing region in open letter to govt.
Community-based groups are educating girls and young women about sexual and reproductive health to decide their own futures.
The UNFPA says women ‘hold the key to Myanmar’s future prosperity.’
The Vimutti Women Organization urges the ‘acknowledgment of injustices’ under the military junta.