Women In Burmese Society

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“Many people say that Burmese women are perfectly equal in society : it’s not true,” Aung San Suu Kyi said. Women are not equal to men in any country in Southern Asia, sometime the distinction is simply a matter of custom.In some ways, one could argue that the patriarchal political system merely reflects the biases of traditional Burmese society. Historians say that in ancient times when human beings were developing, there was a period called the maternal administrative period in which women could hold even the highest administrative position. But in the history of Burma, Burmese women have faced discrimination in their daily lives and the role of women in Burmese history is become indistinct. The status and opportunities Burmese…show more content…
Military will always look down on women and always think that women are not ready for leadership. “A woman can bring a whole country to collapse,” That the reason why in the Burmese legislature, of 580 current members of the national assembly, just 28 are women. Liberalization has given “more space for discussion of gender equality and women’s rights,” there has been little in the way of concrete change beyond that. Moreover in the specific case that Political system merely reflects the biases of traditional Burmese society such, women earn far less than men for the same jobs. In the agriculture sector, where the overwhelming majority of people are employed, Maternity leave is rarely a given (Maternity leave is rarely to unpaid wages). Women have to get higher scores than men on high school examinations in order to gain admission to university. In most of Asia women have had to fight for equality with men primarily on three matters: marriage, divorce, and inheritance. In the Lawmakers to approve bills banning the marriage of Buddhist women in Burmese to men of other faiths and changing other aspects of family law to block the mingling of different religious…show more content…
A few weeks later came another report of an alleged sexual assault by a government soldier. There have also been more recent cases, Thirteen years ago, long civil war between the central government and the ethnic armed groups. The Thailand-based Shan Women’s Action Network issued the first report on acts of sexual violence committed by the Burmese military in the course of the conflict3. Raises the question of whether the government is tacitly approving the use of sexual violence in war as a matter of policy. Sometime, too, women rights have been undermined by social or religious backlash. Let’s hope that Burma’s women can find a way to fight back Burma’s democratic future is a work in progress. Today we have an historic opportunity to help the people of Burma to realize a better future. Burmese woman embracing the prospect for change, for freedom, for democracy, for opportunity As President Havel reminded that the road will not be easy but we must encourage the signs of cautious change in

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