Turkey

Whenever you need a sister, we are here

Gurbet Antalya, Turkey “She believed in herself as a woman, that’s why I became a feminist” My name is Gurbet. I am 27 years old and I am a teacher at a private university. I come from a very small town in central Turkey, near Ankara. I came to Antalya for my studies, and that’s… Continue reading Whenever you need a sister, we are here

India

Breaking the cycle

Usha, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India Back when I was a child, very few people wanted their daughters to go to school When I was very young, I could already see the difference in treatment between girls and boys. Nowadays many people want their daughters to study. Back when I was a child, very few people wanted… Continue reading Breaking the cycle

Nepal

Eradicating menstruation taboo one sanitary pad at at time

Saheen, Katmandu, Nepal “Where I’m from, when you’re a girl, you can’t do anything else apart from getting married, it’s the only thing we can have on our mind” My name is Saheen. I don’t know exactly when my birthday is, but by guessing I would say that I am 19 or 20 years old.… Continue reading Eradicating menstruation taboo one sanitary pad at at time

Myanmar

Telling our own story to make women’s issues visible

Htet Htet, Yangon, Myanmar “I believe that my work has an impact on my sources and their rights” At first, I was supposed to become an engineer, but my father wanted me to become a journalist, he pushed me towards that. He is very proud of me, when my news come in the paper, he… Continue reading Telling our own story to make women’s issues visible

Women in Myanmar
Myanmar Profile

Has the election of Aung San Suu Kyi changed the situation of women in Myanmar?

Before setting foot in Myanmar, we didn’t know much about the country or about women’s conditions there. One thing that we knew was that the country was being led by a feminine icon, Aung San Suu Kyi. This was just before the world was made aware of the extent of the Rohingya’s crisis, right before… Continue reading Has the election of Aung San Suu Kyi changed the situation of women in Myanmar?

Myanmar

Women from the whole world should come together

Thereza Yangon, Myanmar “I’ve lived on my own in Yangon since I was 16 so I’m very independent” My name is Thereza, I am 24 years old. My father was a simple farmer, he passed away when I was 11. My mom is a housewife and after my father died, she remarried. We also lived… Continue reading Women from the whole world should come together

Myanmar Profile

Education in Myanmar

The story of the education system in Myanmar is closely interweaved with the political situation. Historically, Myanmar had a high quality education system Traditionally, children were taught at monasteries, and later following British colonization, there was a shift towards a westernized public school system. After the independence, the public schools started reaching all parts of… Continue reading Education in Myanmar

Myanmar Profile

The Rohingyas

Who are the Rohingyas? Rohingyas are part of an ethnic Muslim minority who practice a variation of Sunni Islam, in the predominantly Buddhist country that is Myanmar. Before August 2017 and the mass exodus, Rohingya Muslims represented the largest percentage of Muslims in Myanmar, with the majority living in Rakhine state, in the North West… Continue reading The Rohingyas

Myanmar

Fighting, even for the smallest thing

Wai Phyo Myint Yangon, Myanmar   “There is still a long way for us” My name is Wai Phyo Myint, I am 33 years old and I am a manager at the Myanmar Center for Responsible Business. Right now, there are a lot of discussions, even with men, about what’s going on for women, regarding… Continue reading Fighting, even for the smallest thing

Myanmar

Raising the dirt floor instead of breaking the glass ceiling

Evelyn Yangon, Myanmar “I came back here at the end of 2015, (…) Myanmar changed a lot. Women had more freedoms, but I think there was a pernicious sexism in society that I was not used to.” My name is Evelyn. I co-founded the Myanmar Women Self Defense Center. I’ve always had an interest in… Continue reading Raising the dirt floor instead of breaking the glass ceiling