This brief explores how gender-based violence in Myanmar, particularly violence against women and girls, is addressed in the absence of a clear constitutional provision and legal protection.

It is part of a four-part series, which also includes Brief No. 1. A Guide to Being an Effective Advocate for Gender Equality, and Brief No. 2. Substantive Equality and Women’s Representation in Public Institutions and Brief No. 4. Inclusion and Gender Equality in Post-Coup Myanmar.


Publication date
07 July 2022
Cate Buchanan
Number of pages
978-91-7671-529-1 (PDF)



1. What is gender-based violence?

2. International law and norms

3. Gender-based violence in Myanmar

4. Addressing gender-based violence in Myanmar

Case study: legal and constitutional reforms in Tunisia


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Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Myanmar

Constitution Assessment for Women’s Equality Series No. 3
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