Gender-based violence in Myanmar

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A Canadian living in Yangon, Myanmar [formerly Burma] probes deeply into what people say, think, and do about gender-based violence in a country that has a mythology of equality and a reality of subordination.

Featured speakers/guests: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition leader and National League For Democracy Chairperson;Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement; Ma Aye Aye Maw, Economics and English teache; Ko Kyaw Min San, male Taxi Driver; Daw Katha Htery, Buddhist nun; Daw Myint Myint Khin, Boarding house owner. Most of these women are involved with the group Akhaya Women 

Credits: Interviews and production by Portia Larlee; translation by Josephine [like many in Myanmar, Josephine has no surname]; Series Producer, post-production, Frieda Werden. Music buttons from classical and traditional music of Myanmar.

Comments: The original language of the translated segments is Burmese. There may be a bad word in Burmese muttered in the background, but it is not translated.

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