Practice your English with DVB news. This week: Women running in the election find they must fight not only rival parties but also sexism and prejudice.
A dearth of women in positions of power within Burma’s media is preventing women from influencing content, and entrenching gender stereotypes.
Following a week in which Wirathu has been roundly criticised for a foul-mouthed tirade against a UN envoy, DVB interviews him exclusively and asks him if he regrets it.
“The sexist, insulting language used against [Yanghee Lee] by an influential monk during Ms Lee’s official visit to the country is utterly unacceptable.”
An Arakanese women’s network organised a demonstration on Friday in front of Rangoon City Hall where protestors held placards demanding the removal of Articles 59(d) and 59(f) from the Burmese…