Addressing Social Taboos

Violence against women is something which is a global problem. In Myanmar, there is a high level of social acceptance of violence against women. Women are perpetually harassed and groped on public transport. Husbands feel it is acceptable to beat and rape their wives. [blockquote cite=”UNFPA Myanmar statement.” type=”left”]We should not have to live in…

Empowering Communities

All our work and community centres are staffed by local Myanmar people. Empowering local people to teach in and lead the programmes brings about a sustainable future. The community centres are open, in most cases, six days a week. One morning a week, all of the local staff come together, from all of the community…

Enabling Small Businesses

Women in the slum areas of Yangon are primarily the family care givers. They endure a hardship that is significantly greater than that of their children and spouses. Many women who stay home to keep house endure social isolation. They are the meal makers, the budget stretchers, the nurses, the cleaners, the peace keepers ……