Vietnam's appointment of its first female president belies a deep gender imbalance in the communist country's politics and will do little to improve women's rights, advocates say.
With many men hooked on drugs, women have become the breadwinners in Palaung villages in Mongyaw.
Thin Thin Aye, a leading 88 Generation activist who died on Monday, urged women to overcome their fears and take a more active role in politics.
Virya Myanmar gives training and opportunities to women in need, making high quality clothing in traditional fabrics for the Yangon market.
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.
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sect
From detention centers in Libya to porous borders in Myanmar, women and girls are increasingly being targeted and trapped by traffickers using a variety of tactics.
Nineteen Chinese citizens arrested at a beauty parlor allegedly operating as a brothel in Yangon face new charges on top of those filed under the Suppression of Prostitution Law.
Trapped in "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or harassed, Rohingya girls dream of going to school, aid agencies say.
Activists hope video conferencing could boost convictions in trafficking cases.
A Yangon court held its first hearing in the case of 17 Chinese women arrested at a beauty parlor allegedly operating as a brothel in South Okkalapa Township.
Wan Azizah has vowed to push for greater women's rights in a country where female representation in national legislatures is among the world's lowest.
Focus turns to long-term injectable methods; local authorities consider voluntary sterilization as population surpasses 1 million.
Women are increasingly being trafficked into India's sex industry from countries outside South Asia that do not have repatriation agreements.
Daw Cho Cho has given unconditional support to her husband, the newly elected President U Win Myint, throughout his pro-democracy and political endeavors.