YANGON, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the role of women in the peace-making process, calling on women of economic sectors to make the best use of their wealth and proficiency in business for the peace of the country, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Addressing a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw to mark the International Women's Day on Wednesday, Suu Kyi urged the women to think about how their economic might and sheer number of female entrepreneurs could be used for peace and stability of the country, emphasizing the great importance of peace not only in Myanmar but also in the world.
She maintained that the country's mass of women should take 50 percent of the responsibility for peace as they are also taking part in 50 percent of the economic sector of the country.
She pointed out that peace does not come from a meeting room, but from the heart and brain, and women can help a lot in the sector by actively participating in the peace process.
Of the 51.4 million population in Myanmar, 49.2 percent are male, while 50.8 percent are female. With women representing the majority of the population, they stand a potential powerhouse in major changes and development of the country.