When women are removed from the peace process, the necessities of half the population are removed from consideration: an opinion poll conducted in Yangon by the Shalom Foundation found 71% of Burmese women surveyed to believe that men cannot fully articulate women’s needs and concerns in a conflict resolution situation. When the same principle is applied to girls and future generations, the long-term needs of the country’s women are neglected even further. Though studies show that nearly 80% of girls in Myanmar attend primary school, the overwhelming majority do not go on to complete secondary school; if the country’s longstanding internal and political conflicts are to be resolved, an uptick in girls’ education is critically important. At 18%, the proportion of Burmese girls that graduate is the lowest in all of Southeast Asia. In addition to the continued incorporation into the learning process of CEDAW provisions surrounding equality and non-discrimination, the UN has recommended temporary constitutional measures to better enable the development of women as leaders in Myanmar. The cultivation of secure and gender-sensitive professional and learning environments for both students and academic staff is essential to the education of a generation of girls able to participate in the peace process; as is allocating funding for gender-conscious care and development and teacher training from the primary school level upwards. However, none of these measures can succeed without sufficient community engagement in education, particularly in respect of migrants, refugees and families displaced by the country’s ongoing military disputes. Women’s traditional roles as home-builders and carers place them naturally at the centre of this community engagement, but the existing curriculum largely fails to cover the peace process or community governance. The integration of non-traditional and formerly inaccessible vocational training into girls’ education in Myanmar should therefore not be viewed as peripheral or secondary to conflict resolution but instead as a central part of bringing peace to both men and women around the country.