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Women and electrification: What women want electricity for

Examining male and female attitudes to and uses of electricity in rural Myanmar

2017 Available in English

Electric light enables women and families to meet in their rural church in Myanmar.

Electric light enables women and families to meet in their rural church in Myanmar. Photo: Alice Keen/Tearfund

The research examined the specific ways men and women use electricity when they have it, and details what those without electricity expect they would use it for. It determines how access to electricity influenced life in semi-rural and rural Myanmar, including improving education, business and care work. It is based on primary research conducted in the Karen and Kachin regions.

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