Female participation in economic life is a tool for empowerment and is an essential component of building strong economies and stable and just societies, increasing sustainable development, and improving human rights and quality of life for women and girls.
The two teenagers said they spent five years as virtual slaves in the shop in the commercial capital Yangon, where they were beaten, stabbed, burnt and deprived of sleep and food.
I’ve been struck by the plethora of opportunities available to both business and foreign donors interested in contributing to broad-based economic growth—from investing in information and communications technology to developing effective health-care infrastructure.
At the root of all of these efforts lies a powerful opportunity: Include women as part of the solution.
Six members of the tailor's family appeared in a Yangon court on Thursday on human trafficking charges, but the trial was delayed as three have still not found lawyers.
The girls were aged just 11 and 12 when a friend took them to Yangon with the promise of good jobs as housemaids.