Purple Feminist Organization
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie We Should All Be Feminists
`` Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.``
Hear Aim/Objective : To amplify women and girls’s voices through podcast
Online podcast: A weekly online podcast, presents by the Purple Feminists Group
Tag words: Listen . Learn . Inspire
” We are living in a busy world where we barely have time to read the news or watch TV as we used to. A Podcast is a like a Radio except it is available anytime you want to listen without having to look at the screen. Our podcast is designed for people who are busy at the office, airport, on the farm, computer, etc. We hope to inspire you through our conversations with girls and women.” Stay tuned!!According to the 2014 Myanmar national census report, women and girls make up more than half of the total population. However, their roles in media, politics and leadership roles, women are not representative but marginalized and sidelined socio-politically and culturally. In 2017, the UNDP Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update also showed that Myanmar ranked 106 out of 160 countries in the Gender Inequality Index. Historically in Myanmar, women and girls have been oppressed and unable to express themselves freely; their roles have been limited within households and domestic obligations. While this is slowly changing, in the name of culture and tradition, gender discrimination continues to be widely accepted on a daily basis, and the ideas and intellect of girls and women are not heard and respected as much as they deserve to be.As part of PFG’s mission, we want to promote women and girls’ voices to a larger audience so that they can be heard and integrated into critical sectors such as politics, education, and healthcare. Moreover, we want men and boys to learn from women and girls so that they can understand the world from women’s perspective, and together tackle toxic notions of masculinity that undermine the development and progress of society.