“Thuma The” (She Is) – A Visual Journey of the Role of Women in Myanmar
By Conyat Create
/October 20, 2017
As we all know, women in Myanmar are some of the most hard-working and selfless women in the world. They often work in difficult conditions for hours on end in factories, sweeping the streets or walking for hours in drought-prone fields to care for and feed those they love.
This is why it was an honour for us to be able to create a visual journey highlighting the role of women in Myanmar at our ‘Thuma The’ (meaning ‘she is’) photo exhibition earlier this month at the Women in Business Development and Leadership Conference.
More deeply impacted than men and boys by the effects of poverty including – climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare and global economic crises – their contributions and leadership are central to finding a solution to the sustainability concerns that this country faces.
They are our mothers, our teachers, farmers, entrepreneurs, leaders and so much more. It is not only up to us to help our fellow sisters, mothers and daughters realize the potential that they have to make change in their communities, but to ask ourselves what role we play
Next time you take a look in a mirror, stop and ask yourself, “Who is she to you?” We all have a role to play when it comes to making our communities more sustainable and we must begin somewhere.