Women crucial to Myanmar’s democratic transition
September 28, 2015
In Yangon, Myanmar, women are coming together to discuss the new National Prevention of Violence Against Women (NPVAW) law. For the first time, a dialogue is being developed between the state and civil society around this issue.
The degree to which women are able to express their political interests and human rights is a major indicator of democratic transition, and women’s organisations in Myanmar have been instrumental in pushing for a peaceful and democratic state. Inclusive political processes that address gender inequality in Myanmar’s social, economic and political structures are crucial to the stability and unity of the country.