A women's exchange run by Shan Women's Action Network. Photo: Shan Women's Action Network
According to Myanmar’s constitution, many positions of power are described as “naturally suitable for men only”.
If you’re a woman living in Myanmar, you’re a second class citizen.
If you’re a woman living in one of Myanmar’s 135 ethnic communities, the situation is even worse. Horrifically, our partners report that ethnic women are frequently subjected to rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war.