Women’s participation increasingly declines under military regime

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Mawlamyine, November (23)

Women’s participation in numerous sectors has further declined under the military regime, and their rights and freedom of expression have been completely gone, the activists on women’s affairs told Than Lwin Times.

After the military coup, women no longer have the opportunity to participate in various sectors as before, and they are rarely able to participate in the health, social, employment, and other sectors.

An activist said women’s participation in various fields decreased to almost 80% during the coup. Even if they work in social activities, many people are detained and charged with engaging in politics. In a situation where even human rights are not fully enjoyed, women’s rights are a long way off.

In addition, after the military coup, women have become less involved in politics and peace sectors, and the opportunity to express their leadership and capabilities has decreased, she said.

There is just one woman among the 18 members of the Military Council, making up only around 5% of the total membership after the military takeover.

Women, on the other hand, have lost their rights as a result of the military coup because they are no longer protected by the law in cases of violence, oppression, and sexual assault.

As women’s participation in various roles decreases, they say that in the long run, women may lose almost all of their rights, including the right to express themselves freely and to stand freely.

Under the military council, the participation of women in various sectors decreased, but there are women who are deeply involved in the revolution against the military dictatorship.

Women have reached a place where they can participate in politics, peace, and decision-making under the NLD government, but their role in participation has diminished during the military council.

News-Than Lwin Times

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