Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing sent a message to the ceremony to mark the Myanmar Women’s Day 2023 held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
In his message, the Senior General highlighted emergence of outstanding Myanmar women in the economic, social, fine arts and so on from the time of independence struggle period in the colonial era to date, adding Myanmar women can be seen in all sectors, in addition to State defence and security duties in shouldering with men.
It was emphasized in the message that the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs and regional committees are emphasizing improvement of socioeconomic life of women and girls and gender equality.
The message mentioned that women’s literacy rate above 15 years old declined by six per cent, and women’s labour force participant rate of the people above 15 years old slightly dips rather than that of men according to the summarized report of the interim census in 2019. Such data showed requirements of raising the literacy rate for women, especially for socioeconomic life of the girls. It can be seen that it is necessary to improve capacity of workable women to enjoy the job opportunities.
Furthermore, the message stated that efforts must be made for all inclusive women to complete learning of KG+9 scheme. The message underscored that a greater encouragement must be given to women for learning modern education with modern technologies and vocational education including domestic science for having employment opportunities.
Moreover, the message spotlighted that the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” of the International Women’s Day, which fell on 8 March 2023, aims to enable women and vulnerable groups to have technologies as part of fulfilling the requirements of women and creating the good potentials to further improve the gender equality in addition to protection of the rights of women and girls in the digital sector and tackling the online and technological gender violence.
Significantly, the message of the Senior General stipulated that women representing more than a half of total population of Myanmar are valuable human resources as well as an important force for building the Union based on democracy and federalism. Myanmar women are taking responsibilities of the society on one hand and initiating the future of youths. In other words, they all are architects to turn out human resources for the future State.
In his message, the Senior General urged all women and men to harmoniously join in the nation-building tasks and expose capabilities of women with rights.—GNLM