Women in Myanmar make invaluable contributions to peacekeeping and conflict resolution, and their participation in the peace process increases the chances it will succeed.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses why justice has proved so elusive in the ‘Victoria’ toddler rape case.
Indian government data show that one woman reports a rape in the country every 15 minutes, underlining the slow pace of legal and social reforms to protect women.
On this day in 1919, anti-colonial Burmese women leaders founded the Darna Thukha, an organization that campaigned against British colonial rule for over a decade.
The Irrawaddy talks to government and civil society representatives about a 16-day campaign to end violence against women and efforts to confront these issues in Myanmar.
Myanmar appoints Daw Hmway Hmway Khyne, a UN representative and outspoken critic of the UN’s accountability mechanisms on Myanmar, as its ambassador to Italy on Monday.
Women are in particular danger of being rendered stateless by a government initiative in India’s Assam state requiring all citizens to produce family documents.
Lack of support for young mothers, other factors keeping Philippine women out of the work force at a higher rate than other countries in the region, study finds.
The list of attendees to the Burma Roundtable Conference on Myanmar’s partition from British India was entirely male, until a mass of women in Yangon demanded otherwise.
In western India, where poor farm yields have fueled early marriage to supply fields with working couples, many young women are proudly turning to police work instead.
Daw Nang Yin, wife of Mong La leader U Sai Lin, also praises State Counselor, saying she has had to worker harder than men for her achievements.