Gender Equality

Daw Doi Bu with the community
“နိုင်ငံရေးနဲ့ပတ်သက်ပြီး အရမ်းကို အခက်အခဲတွေ ကြုံခဲ့ရတယ်။ ဒုက္ခဆင်းရဲတွေက ပိုပြီးတော့ သန်မာအောင် တွန်းအားပေးလိုက်တယ်။"
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
Ma Kyi Pyar in the parliament
“အစ်မက ကိုယ့်ကိုကိုယ်တော့ ယုံကြည်မှု ထားတယ်၊ ဘဝတစ်လျှောက် အလုပ်တွေ အများကြီး လုပ်ခဲ့တယ်၊ ဘဝမှာ ရဲရဲဝံ့ဝံ့နေနိုင်ဖို့ ပညာပြည့်စုံဖို့လိုတယ်လို့ ယူဆတာကြောင့် သင်တန်းတွေ အများကြီး တက်ခဲ့တယ်၊ တစ်ခုခုဆို ငါဒါတော့ ဖြစ်အောင် လုပ်နိုင်မယ်လို့ ယုံကြည်ထားတယ်” လို့ ပြောလာသူကတော့ ရန်ကုန်တိုင်းဒေသကြီးရဲ့...
A young women in Kachin state, doing household chore photo by: David Hempenstall/Oxfam
Women are less able to make their views heard in public decision-making processes in Myanmar. Therefore, budget priorities can fail to reflect their specific situations and priorities. This research looks specifically at what women understand and think about government budgets. It reveals that...
Women garment workers in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zon, are going back to home from work by factory's ferry. Photo by: Kaung Htet/ Oxfam
Rising economic inequality across Asia is threatening poverty reduction and slowing down the fight against gender inequality. Although the region has experienced economic growth, the bottom 70 percent have seen their income share fall while the share for the top 10 percent has increased rapidly...
Oxfam Staff and musicians standing together after the music concert, Photo by: Pyae Aye Nyein/Oxfam
Oxfam and partner, Women’s Organisations Network (WON) will host a national celebrity concert on International Women’s Day, 8 March to raise awareness on discrimination against women and barriers to women’s leadership. Celebrities will perform songs by competition winners who last...
Panel at the press conference. Famous song composer Mr. Myint Moe Aung is explaining about the song composing contest. Photo by: Oxfam
Oxfam and partner, Women’s Organisations Network (WON) are launching an exciting new project that will bring together famous musicians to inspire the creation of music that raises awareness on women’s rights, women’s leadership and the role for women in governance and politics...
Daw Myint Myint Kyi (aka) Ma Ma is smiling inside her house. Photo by: Yee Mon Oo/Oxfam
Author: Yee Mon Oo, Communications and Media Coordinator, Oxfam in Myanmar Myint Myint Kyi is fifty years old and lives in a small village called Kyone Kan along a creek of the Delta river, in Pyapon Township.Ayeyawaddy region. She is known to her friends as Ma Ma. The Delta is a wide river running...
A group of women are discussing about their concern for the village development, Photo by: Pan Ei Phway Phyu Sin/Oxfam
Despite the increased global visibility of women in politics, including at the highest levels, there is still a yawning gap in their level of political representation, compared with men. In October 2013 only one-fifth of all seats in national legislatures around the world were occupied by women,...
A woman with new born baby in Kachin IDP Camp where Oxfam works for humanitarian response. Photo by: Oxfam
A country’s budget can be a powerful lever for social transformation. A budget is the tool a government has to help it translate national resources into allocations which meet the needs and aspirations of its population, and set the country on a path to sustainable and equitable development...

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