Women crucial to Myanmar’s democratic transition
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.