Burma’s Government to Appoint a Second Woman Minister

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Burma’s Government to Appoint a Second Woman Minister

Burma’s president is set to appoint Khin San Yi, formerly a deputy minister of planning and economic development, as the new education minister, bringing the number of woman ministers in the government to two.

Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Myat Myat Ohn Khin is currently the only woman holding one of the 36 union ministerial positions in the Burma government. There are just six female deputy ministers, and only 28 of the 664 lawmakers in both houses of Burma’s Parliament are women—one of the lowest levels of representation in the legislature in the world.

We invite you to read the full article published February 11, 2014

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