Year: 2020

Our Projects – Women For The World

We support development initiatives through; Encouraging and supporting the inclusion of poor communities in urban resilience planning, mitigation and adaptation planning such as housing, infrastructure and income generation in Yangon. Promoting indigenous people’s rights in Rakhine state. Natural disaster response in the Delta and Rakhine State Rural development including food security, agriculture and community infrastructure[…]

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Womens Saving and Development Network – Women For The World

Womens Saving Self-Help groups have been established since 2009, beginning in Hlaning Tar Yar, North Ukkalapa Townhship, Kunchan Kone Township and Pha-an township in Kayin State. They are community based and currently there are more than 80 saving groups with more than 1500 saving members. The numbers of saving members are gradually increasing, especially in[…]

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Women For The World – Let people be the solution. Put the community at the center of development.

Women for the World is an NGO based in Yangon, Myanmar. We envision a balanced society built on the rights of each person to self-determination and to live in dignity without scarcity. We have been supporting community development at grassroots level since 2004. We have been working to support communities in increasing their income, securing[…]

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Yangon – Women For The World

Emergency response to flooding City populations are concentrated as a result of the impact of rapid migration of rural populations to urban centers. Cities are made up of complex interdependent structures including massive connectivity, communications and public infrastructures systems. Hazard zones are increasing as space for low income families to settle is limited and urban[…]

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Where we work – Women For The World

Myanmar’s political situation has changed recently from a military dictatorship to democratic government. During this transitional period the nation is learning to build a democratic society. To strengthen democratic engagement, the voice of an empowered people is vitally important. In order to strengthen democratic society, you need to change the unfair and top down structures[…]

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Indigenous Women’s Coalition for Peace – Women For The World

The Indigenous Women’s Coalition for Peace (IWCP) formed with the aim of building a coalition between all the minority tribes so that women can work together towards gaining access to equal rights and opportunities in Rakhine State. They aim to eliminate discrimination, to protect women from sexual and domestic violence and to promote non-violent practices.[…]

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News, Articles & Publications – Women For The World

This year Women for the World has played a key role in a collaboration between The Bartiett Development and Planning Unit in University College London, The Association of Myanmar Architects, The Asian Coalition for Housing Rights and the Community Association Network, that brought MA students of architecture and urban planning from London to Yangon to[…]

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The issues of migrant workers in Dagon Myo Thit (Seik Kan) township, Yangon. – Women For The World

Women for the World have recently completed a survey on the issues of migrant workers in Dagon Myo Thit (Seik Kan) township located in the east part of Yangon. Using mapping, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews we focused on the lowest wage earner families’ socio-economic situation, infrastructure, living conditions and environment, behavior and environmental[…]

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