Educating women: enabling or disabling – a case study

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Adcock, Elisabeth. 2007. "Educating women: enabling or disabling – a case study." Albion, Majella J. and Collins, Pauline (ed.) 2007 International Women's Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... theTriple Layers of a Woman's Life. Toowoomba, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2007 Toowoomba, Australia.
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Educating women: enabling or disabling – a case study

Presentation TypePaper
Authors
AuthorAdcock, Elisabeth
EditorsAlbion, Majella J. and Collins, Pauline
Journal or Proceedings TitleRefereed Proceedings of the 2007 International Women’s Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... the Triple Layers of a Woman's Life
Number of Pages5
Year2007
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
ISBN9781921420009
Conference/Event2007 International Women's Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... theTriple Layers of a Woman's Life
Event Details
2007 International Women's Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... theTriple Layers of a Woman's Life
Event Date
26 to end of 29 Sep 2007
Event Location
Toowoomba, Australia
Abstract

This study argues that many women from all parts of the
globe have, for far too long, been oppressed and had their
human rights denied, regardless of education, social status,
ethnicity or wealth. This significant assertion will be
supported by the case study of Aung San Suu Kyi and her
ongoing struggle for political freedom in Burma. It is
argued that her unfortunate position illustrates the situation of women world-wide, as she strives against oppression by traditional male authority, such as a military regime. Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most controversial female world figures, attracting international attention and endless media speculation. As the leader of the pro-democracy movement in Burma, the National League for Democracy, Suu Kyi is engaged in a fierce, protracted struggle for recognition from the country’s military leaders who consider her efforts
treasonous. In May 1990, her political party won 80% on
the vote at the parliamentary elections. Suu Kyi had been
placed under house arrest in July 1989 and for most of the
time since then has been under detention. This paper
addresses the ‘struggle for democracy’ undertaken by Aung
San Suu Kyi, her political oppression, detention and human
rights issues. This analysis focuses on her position as it
applies to women attempting to break through the “marble
ceiling” in their fight for equality.

KeywordsAung San Suu Kyi; Burma; political freedom; house arrest; status of women
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440599. Gender studies not elsewhere classified
390406. Gender, sexuality and education
440807. Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
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Byline AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Support Unit
Department of Psychology
University of Southern Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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