The Revolution is Female: Myanmar’s Women Fighting Against Min Aung Hlaing’s Junta | Australian Institute of International Affairs
June 7th, 2023 | In this article, Isabella Aung shows how civil activism in Myanmar against the military junta is being increasingly led by women. Despite overwhelming odds, they are beginning to have impact. Southeast Asia has been facing a significant authoritarian turn in the past decade. This political trend puts women activists at risk for the simple reason that autocrats fear women and have traditionally taken extreme measures to eliminate feminist challenges to authoritarian power. Those who want to help turn the tide against authoritarianism within the region must start by amplifying the voices of women activists in Myanmar and Southeast Asia.