Report on gender equality in Myanmar to be heard at the UN

June 14, 2016

A report on Myanmar’s implementation of gender equality and women’s rights will be presented to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on 6 July.

The committee will also hear reports from women’s rights advocates from Myanmar.

The country ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1997 and submits progress reports every four years.

Khin May Kyi from UN Women said the CEDAW committee will hear the Burmese government’s report for fourth and fifth period, covering 2008-2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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