Union Miniser Dr Win Myat Aye delivers speech at 25th anniversary of Fourth World Conference on Women

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye delivers speech at the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women via videoconference on 1 October. Photo: MNA

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye gave a speech for the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held online on 1 October during the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which was first organized in China in 1995. It was held under the topic of gender equality and empowerment women worldwide.
In his remarks, the Union Minister said that all the world countries face many challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic, Myanmar also conduct COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities while carrying out the transition processes into democracy system, the participation of women in transition processes for democracy system including peace processes, prohibition of gender discrimination according to the Union Accord as part of peace processes, 30 per cent of women participation in each sectors, drafting policies to prevent gender based violence and agreements to promote women›s abilities.
Myanmar is working hard to promote gender equality and protect vulnerable groups in some ways by stipulating laws and policies and 11 women organizations are serving for the women affairs in active ways under the instruction of Myanmar National Committee on Women Affairs with 2013-2022 National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women.
He continued saying that the Prevention and Protection of Violence against Women Bill was submitted to the Hluttaw, and the country also carries out to approve the action plan (bill) to prevent and protect the violence against women in conflict areas. The government also conducts response activities for all inclusive of women and girls in vulnerable groups and uses K2.1billion to help the people at IDP camps by making COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment Plan.
He also pledged that the country will continue carrying out for the gender equality and empowerment of women while adopting CERP for economic impacts including rehabilitation processes.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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