Workshop examines strategies to promote women’s participation

Union Ministers U Aung Min and Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin and Chairman of MNHRC  U Win Mra seen with participants of Workshop on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and related resolutions.
Union Ministers U Aung Min and Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin and Chairman of MNHRC U Win Mra seen with participants of Workshop on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and related resolutions.

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and UN Women concluded a joint workshop here Tuesday under the theme of “Women, Peace and Security.”
In his opening remarks, Union Minister at the President Office U Aung Min, quoting a speech by President U Thein Sein at the Global Women Forum 2014, said Myanmar needs to promote the role of women as part of the country’s reform process.
Union Minister at the President Office U Aung Min noted Myanmar women are now taking the role of ministers, deputy ministers and union-level posts, as well as representatives in the Hluttaw.
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin said Myanmar has been implementing the Women’s Development National Strategic Plan (2013-2022), while preparing to create a law on protection of women.
Myanmar has already submitted its fifth report on the UN convention on elimination of discrimination against women to the global body.
Chairman U Win Mra of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission said the body is taking part in peace-making efforts in the country, especially in conflict areas, visiting Kachin State and announcing human rights and humanitarian assistance such as resettlement and aid for internally displaced persons.
The two-day workshop, attended by Dr. Jean D’ Cunha, the senior gender advisor, discussed the issue of female victims in civil conflicts and the contribution of women to peace settlement.

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