The low number of women in the Myanmar Police Force is often a constraint when investigating crimes such as rape and human trafficking because of a cultural reluctance by female victims to discuss their ordeals with male officers. But even if the proportion of women officers in the MPF continues to improve, attitudes towards their role also need to change, experts say. “Female officers often get stuck in administrative functions,” Mr Troels Vester, UNODC country manager in Myanmar, told Frontier. “There are very few frontline officers.”