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Exposure visit of GLP alumnae from Rakhine to Self-Help Women Groups in Innlay, Nyaungshwe, and Taunggyi Townships

Six GLP alumnae from Mrauk U, Ponna Gyun and Sittwe townships visited Innlay, Nyaung Shwe, and Taunggyi townships for 4 days from March 14 to 17 in 2019 in order to learn how self-help women groups have been working for women economic empowerment and how they make market linkages for their products. On the first day, they visited “Shwe Inn Thu” and the women’s cohort in Innlay township called “Shwe Innlay” to learn how they operate their work. The six alumnae also visited the Southern Shan Women Development Organization (SSWDO) and the Southern Shan State Women Organizations Network (SSSWON) to learn about their work and activities. Yaung Chi Thit expressed its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to those who gave their time to explain about their organizations and work. … Read more...


International Women’s Day 2019

Yaung Chi Thit conducted an International Women’s Day event at Grand Amara Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw on March 11, 2019 with members of parliament, government personnel, honorable guests, and She Leads Alumnae. In the celebration, Dr. Tin Tin Win, Chairwomen of Amyothar Hluttaw’s Women and Children Rights Committee, U Khin Maung Oo, Director General of Union Election Commission, U Aung Kyaw Moe, Deputy Director General of Ministry for Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement, Paul Guerin, Country Director of IFES Myanmar gave opening remarks respectively. Daw Khin Hla, Director of Yaung Chi Thit, also presented the journey of She Leads program and the alumnae shared their experiences, presented performances, songs, and plays. In the evening, all participants were present at the dinner and the alumnae entertained the guests with the traditional dances of the different ethnic groups of the country. … Read more...


State Level International Women’s Day event conducted in Rakhine State

In collaboration with local CSOs, international organizations and UN agencies, the Department of Social Welfare conducted the International Women Day on March 8 at Oo Ohtama Hall, Sittwe Township, Rakhine State on 8 March, 2019. Yaung Chi Thit also participated in the event actively and displayed the photos of its projects’ activities and products of GLP alumnae. Rakhine State Chief Minister and respective government officials and most attendees came to visit the YCT booth and asked questions. YCT team members explained the activities carried out by YCT and GLP alumnae explained about their products.… Read more...