The Voice of America (VOA) recently interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd on women and leadership, the role of women in Myanmar peace process, and the development of the national action plan for women peace and security.  Her interview was aired in a three-part series.  In her interview, Dr. Byrd emphasized the importance of women in the leadership role and the need for their voices to be included in the on-going peace processes in Myanmar.  She encouraged the formulation of a national action plan to advocate and accelerate the inclusion process of women in the security sector and peace processes.  The VOA Burmese Service has about 37 million subscribers in Myanmar.

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