Yangon celebrates International Women's Day


To celebrate International Women’s Day this Sunday, the week-long Yangon Women's Festival is being organised to inspire and celebrate Myanmar women’s achievements.

The festival brings together female artists, performers and professionals in an attempt to remove the stigma attached to society’s views on women and to promote gender equality in Myanmar through role models as a way to educate and inspire young ladies. 

Featuring art exhibitions, concerts, movie screenings and seminars, the festival serves as a hub of women’s rights concerns and empowerment in Myanmar while creating a platform to expose and advertise women’s contributions and voices.

The festival, which wraps up this Sunday, runs at various venues including Think Art Gallery, Pansodan Scene, Mojo, Coconut Cafe and Bar, Sein Lan So Pyay Garden and the French Institute. All are welcome. Admission is free.