human rights, metered, women activists, women education, women humanitarians, women in development, women leaders, empowering women, women and conflict, gender equality, women empowerment, women leadership, women's rights, Women and War, women advocacy, South Korea, women in politics, suu kyi, women in parliament, south korea women, park geun-hye, dominate decision-making, gen.aung san, korea prominent women, politics korea, prominent women asia, south korea's first female president, women in politics korea
Sam Kim – FOX News – Thursday, 31 January 2013 (originally published 28 Jan)
SEOUL, South Korea – Both women lost their fathers to gunshots. Both also overcame that tragedy and rose to political prominence in countries where men dominate decision-making, buoyed in part by the legacies of their fathers.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader whose 2010 release from house arrest signalled the beginning of Myanmar’s transition from decades of military rule, met Tuesday in Seoul with Park Geun-hye, who takes office next month as South Korea’s first female president. Details were not immediately available.
The meeting between two of the most prominent women in Asia spotlights a tragic coincidence in their family history: Suu Kyi’s father, Gen. Aung San, was killed by assassins in 1947 while Park’s, President Park Chung-hee, was assassinated by his intelligence chief in 1979 . . .