Daw Doi Bu with the community
“I’ve faced a lot of challenges in my political journey. All the struggles made me stronger."
Ma Kyi Pyar in the parliament
“I have self-confidence. I have done several jobs. As I believe I need education in order to be smart with courage, I attended several training courses. I am confident that I can do anything”. Ma Kyi Pyar is a Member of Parliament, one of a totals of 18 women MPs in the Yangon region

Executive summary

In recent years, Myanmar has been experiencing profound political, economic and social changes. Wide-ranging policy reforms that began in 2011 included a transition to greater civilian rule, more...