Uplifting women in Myanmar

December 9, 2015

“In order for women’s presence to be felt in Parliament, we need to work hard to lay the ground work for future generations.”

Daw Htu May believes that more women will become politically active after being educated about what is happening nationally and internationally in terms of gender and feminism.

“Women need to first know what their rights are to establish what rights they don’t have.”

Khine Kaung San agrees, stating that workshops and classes will encourage and empower women to become involved in the political landscape by showing them how international women succeeded in attaining more rights.

U Kyaw Zaw Oo wants to uplift women to move forward and reach their full potential. She believes women not being able to use their abilities is not only a loss for the individual, but for the country as a whole.

Read interviews with female political candidates and leaders in the Arakan State of Myanmar here.

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