Reportage and Documentary 2019
women building roads is common in Myanmar (Burma)
The sight of women building roads is common in Myanmar (Burma), steaming asphalt and heaps of debris are mostly run by female workers who wear an extra layer of the traditional Tanaka (yellow vegetable extract) to protect their faces from the sun. These women come from very poor environments. Some are single mothers, others in rural areas occasionally perform construction work while their husbands have emigrated abroad. What makes workers attractive for the industry is very simple: they are cheaper however things in Myanmar are slowly changing in the field of education and protection of rights.