Gender in Myanmar

Gender inclusion concerns have been widespread among organizations working for Myanmar’s humanitarian and social development after cyclone Nargis hit the country in 2008. The number of women’s organizations is growing, and there
is increasing momentum within the organizations to promote gender equality in programming and advocacy for women’s rights. In 2013, in collaboration with the United Nations Gender Theme Group and Gender Equality Network, the government committed to promote and protect women’s rights by formulating the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women (NSPAW). A gender situation analysis was conducted in 2016 as a baseline for the NSPAW.

Thant, Sanda; SEGRI, Myanmar
Kusakabe, Kyoko; Doneys, Philippe; Chatterjee, Joyee;
Gender and Development Studies, Department of Development and Sustainability, Asian Institute of Technology