Women’s Work Committees’ Congress recommends no discussion on role of military in politics

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Leaders of the Women’s Work Committees Congress, hosted by the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), have objected to recommendations from some participants that the country’s powerful military be banned from politics, an official said Monday, according to an RFA report.

May Win Myint, chairwoman of the NLD’s Central Women’s Work Committee, told the media at the group's first nationwide conference that leaders would not permit discussion by representatives who wanted to raise issues relating to the military at the meeting.

Women’s Work Committees have been formed at all administrative levels, including region and state, ward, and village.

The three-day congress, attended by President Win Myint and officials from various ministries, served as a forum for women to give reports on the work of their committees and to discuss how they can provide legal and social assistance for women facing hardship, the report said.

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