Ooredoo’s maternal app for Myanmar wins award

Ooredoo has been honoured with a Gold Stevie Award at the Women in Business Awards in New York for its mobile maternal healthcare app “maymay”, developed in Myanmar in conjunction with local start-up Koe Koe Tech and NGO Population Services International (PSI), aiming to help reduce the country’s high maternal and infant mortality rates. Launched […]

Myanmar’s garment workers join forces amid lure of city jobs

YANGON – When Aye Cho Khine left her family in a farming town in central Myanmar for work and better pay in the city of Yangon 16 years ago, she felt lost and bewildered. “I was only 19. Yangon was so big, there were so many people and I only had two friends so I […]

Myanmar’s female movers and shakers

Women have always been at the forefront of efforts to improve society and combat injustice in Myanmar. In the early 20th century when the country was under British rule, women were an important part of the nationalist movement that culminated in the restoration of Myanmar’s independence in 1948. In recent history, women from all spheres, […]

Prospect for women in changing Myanmar

Myanmar has undergone huge changes in recent years in an attempt to open the country’s doors to foreign investment and catch up with the increasingly modernised world. Looking at the largest city, Yangon, it is obvious that modernisation is creeping into the country, with multinationals including Mercedes, Chevrolet and Hilton entering the market, with many […]