Burma has ratified CEDAW-the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1997.
Countries that have ratified or acceded to the Convention are legally bound to put its provisions into practice. They are also committed to submit national reports, at least every four years, on measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations.
In the wake of Women organizations rallies to mark Burmese Women's Day in Burma, Khin Ohnmar-spokesperson of WLB-Women League of Burma analyzed thoroughly of Burma's obligation to implement CEDAW's objective of women's fully participation in politics.
The human rights of women and of the girl-child are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. The full and equal participation of women in political, civil, economic, social and cultural life, at the national, regional and international levels, and the eradication of all forms of discrimination on grounds of sex are priority objectives of the international community