Women, Children and Social Transformation in Myanmar

  • Makiko Takeda

About this book


This book explores the need for deep-seated social change in Myanmar if the country’s democratic transition and peace process is to deliver tangible benefits for those that have long faced profound vulnerability and marginalisation. Drawing on detailed case studies, it showcases a range of initiatives taking place in Myanmar aimed at strengthening women’s and children’s rights, improving education provision, and promoting respect for ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity, as well as the challenges these initiatives face, and the foundations still needed for a more equal and socially cohesive society. The timely and insightful analysis presented in this book is a key read for those interested in understanding the challenges facing Myanmar and other highly diverse, and divided, countries. 


Women and Children in Burma/Myanmar Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Diversity in Myanmar Rights Protection and Equality Democratic and Social Change in Myanmar Identity Politics in Divided Countries Multilingual Education and Civil Society Social Transformation in South East Asia

Authors and affiliations

  • Makiko Takeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Aichi Gakuin UniversityNisshinJapan

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