At the present day, an important issue in under-developed countries and developed countries alike is gender issues. Especially,in under-developed countries, there are many people who lack education, due to the political situation of their country, and thus believe traditional norms and customs, exacerbating the problem of gender discrimination. Many local organizations and international civil society organizations have been trying to change the community and social norms.
However, there will be many people who won't change and can't change their mindsets. Some traditional norms are based on religions. In Myanmar, 60% of population is from the rural areas and approximately 50% believe in traditional norms and customs, increasing the problem of gender discrimination in Myanmar.
Thus, with increasing development, Myanmar needs to prepare now for new challenges that will have an impact on gender equality: economic integration, domestic and international migration, rapid urbanization, new information and communication technology, and population aging. I believe that feminism is the equality between men and women and the equal responsibilities and opportunities they must have.
Those are my opinions. I warmly welcome any comment and feedback!
Aung Myo Htun (Kelly)