The changing lives of women in Myanmar


Educated and independent-minded females are leading the way for the other 27 million women in Myanmar.

Daw Su Mon Htwe, head of the training department at the Myanmar Media Development Center, and Daw Lynn Lynn Tin Htun, founder and managing director of Mango Marketing, are representative of positive changes affecting women who reject traditional gender roles.

While more women are becoming empowered through education and better job opportunities in urban areas, Daw Lynn Lynn Tin Htun believes this is not the case in rural communities.

“It is still a challenge because the traditional mindset remains that daughters will look after the family and have no need for a good education,” she said.

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