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Women informal traders
Oxfam's latest report has brought a critical issue to the world’s attention as the World Economic Forum gets underway this month in Davos, Switzerland: how the COVID-19 crisis is worsening already serious levels of inequality.
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...
CSO respresentative is discussing his concern during the public hearing forum. Photo by: Oxfam in Myanmar
Author: Thiha Ko Ko, Programme Manager Local Governance, Oxfam in Myanmar Confiscated land is returned to farmers when Minister acknowledges their rights at public forum In Myanmar, land is a defining issue, especially for the 70% of the population who live and work in rural areas. For small-scale...
Women farmers are planting rice during the monsoon season in Myanmar's Dryzone, Photo by: Hein Latt Aung/ Oxfam
In 2011, following decades of isolation, Myanmar embarked on an unprecedented opening up and reform process. These seismic shifts have raised the hopes of its people for democratic rights and have created significant external expectations. As a result, Myanmar has been tentatively promoted as the...
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