Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire agreement analysed from a women’s rights perspective
July 11, 2016
A new report from UN Women discusses Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire agreement from a gender equality and women’s rights perspective.
The report found that the agreement has three key provisions promoting women’s rights. One of the principles of the agreement is that no citizens will be discriminated against because of their gender. It also states that sexual assault must be avoided as a civilian protection measure. The last key provision is that women must be included in political dialogue.
The report also found some limitations. The agreement does not regulate military activities in terms of the socioeconomic, physical and sexual impacts on women.