Gender Mainstreaming in Subnational Governance: Myanmar's Fisheries and Livestock Sectors
Chan, Alison; Guo, Stephanie; Aung, Win Po Po | August 2018
The potential for gender mainstreaming in subnational governance remains largely unexplored in Myanmar. One area where policy-makers can begin immediate reform is in the fisheries and livestock sectors. This was chosen as a policy area for research as it falls outside of typical discourse on gender equality in Myanmar. Furthermore, S/R governments are relatively empowered to make changes in these areas already, as exemplified in Rakhine State and Shan State, which will be discussed later in this paper. Lastly, reforming the tender and auction license system, a widespread local economic governance practice where business licenses are awarded predominantly to men, has the potential to reverberate widespread positive impact across Myanmar. As such, this paper aims to demonstrate how gender equitable practices can be conducted outside of what is usually considered women-centric policy domains in Myanmar.
CitationChan, Alison; Guo, Stephanie; Aung, Win Po Po. 2018. Gender Mainstreaming in Subnational Governance: Myanmar's Fisheries and Livestock Sectors. © The Asia Foundation. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/8721.
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