Gender Equality

Women workers in garment factory in Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone, are going to their works. This is where Oxfam conducted research for Made in Myanmar report. Photo by: Kaung Htet/ Oxfam
Myanmar garment workers are living in poverty and forced to borrow money to buy food, despite working up to 11 hours a day, six days a week, according to an Oxfam report released today. Oxfam’s briefing paper, ‘Made in Myanmar: Entrenched Poverty or decent jobs for Garment Workers?...
Audience at the Music concert on International Women's Day listening to the songs promoting women's leadership. Photo by: Pyae Aye Nyein/ Oxfam
Women in Myanmar face discrimination and limited decision-making power in their communities and in society more broadly. Only ten percent of seats in Myanmar’s parliament are held by women and research by Oxfam shows that women encounter significant barriers to taking on leadership roles both in...

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