where a 36-year- old teacher raped two of his students— 14- and 15-year old girls— has signaled the need for sex education in the school. Although many people agree with this sentence, the case still begs the question of how often such justice is actually pursued.
Two years ago, a well-known Myanmar actor for killing a female employee.
The military government spends anywhere from 0.5% to 3% of the country's GDP on healthcare, consistently ranking among the lowest in the world.
Although healthcare is nominally free, in reality, patients have to pay for medicine and treatment, even in public clinics and hospitals.
Public hospitals lack many of the basic facilities and equipment.
WHO consistently ranks Myanmar among the worst nations in healthcare.
These statistics make clear that we need to address sexual violence against girls in Myanmar society from multiple levels – legislation and policy work is critical, but so is changing norms around sex, sexuality, and women’s rights.
There is no direct definition of the word “rape” In Myanmar language but it can be translated as “ma dain”.: Myanmar is a deeply patriarchal and conservative country where families of rape survivors hesitate to seek help and justice because there is a risk to one’s reputation that comes with sexual abuse.Many people still believe that part of the reason of rape occurs is due to the actions of the victim— that rape is the victim’s fault.There has not been much work that focuses on long term psycho-social effects of such violence on survivors.Improving laws and court proceedings is not enough to address the issue. Society as a whole is responsible for changing the victim-blaming attitude and the double standards for women that are prevalent in Myanmar.took place across the states and regions, and it included questions on sexual violence.