Women walk for empowerment in Rangoon

Women walk for empowerment in Rangoon

More than one thousand women took to the streets of Rangoon on Sunday to take part in the city’s first walking marathon organised specifically for women.

DVB reporter Lay Lay Mon took part; she said the event was held to promote the empowerment of women.

She said that women of all different ages and backgrounds turned up before dawn on Sunday morning at White Bridge beside Inya Lake.

The “walkathon” set off along Pyay Road, heading south towards central Rangoon, and ended at People’s Square, a distance of some five kilometers.

see short video of the event in Burmese HERE

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