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Inclusive Development and Empowerment of Women in Rakhine project being implemented in Rakhine State

In collaboration with Oxfam, YCT has been implementing “Inclusive Development and Empowerment of Women in Rakhine project” in 8 villages in 4 Townships of Rakhine State since 2018. Among those villages, there was Ya Chaung village in Ponnagyun Township with a population of 500, and 3 women participants were included in the Gender Leadership Training. The training was organized into 3 modules. After Modules 1 and 2, the 3 participants from the village were able to share with their experiences and knowledge acquired at the training to 70 villagers in their community.

After conducting Module 3, Yaung Chi Thit supported the village by providing some funds for fencing reservoirs, which the villagers raised as their urgent need. That area faces water shortages every summer. Since the reservoirs were properly fenced that summer, cows, buffalos and other animals could not enter … Read more...


A Glimpse at the National Strategic Planning for Advancement of Women (2013 – 2022)

A magazine published by Women Can Do It (WCDI) @ Mothers’ Capacity organization includes an article on NSPAW authored by the director of Yaung Chi Thit. Due to having limited time, the whole article will be described in full in the future. For women in Myanmar to fully enjoy their rights, advance their lives, and have gender equality, a system of understanding and recognizing women rights, for the implementation of constitution and practice, NSPAW – National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women with a ten-year period was drawn and adopted in 2013. This plan was drawn up based on international conventions, laws, and standards such as; Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Act, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which Myanmar is a signatory.

This Strategic Plan runs from 2013 to 2022 … Read more...


Provide small funds for actions after Gender Leadership training

One of the project areas: Tain Nyo village, Mrauk-U township is divided into two parts: Northern and Southern and the village administrator is a woman. There are more than 330 households with agriculture as the main source of their livelihood. The village is located about 300 Yards away from the Yangon – Sittwe highway road and no civil society organizations have ever conducted any project in the village. In terms of economy, it is left far behind her [L1] counterparts. In order to select 3 female villagers for the project and explain it, our organizations first conducted preliminary discussions that involved the community members including the village administrator and collected ground data and information. Three women from Tain Nyo village were selected and it was arranged for them to join three modules of Gender Leadership training. After completing the trainings, … Read more...


We Stand Together for More Women Leaders Campaign (Twe Lat Nyi Nyi Campaign)

Yaung Chi Thit has been implementing She Leads @ Women Leadership Program across the country since 2015 and launched We Stand Together for More Women Leaders campaign in 2017. One of alumnae; Aye Aye Naing from Ann Township, Rakhine State shared her experiences and knowledge from the training to 43 participants from her community at Alinyaung Monastery, Pyin Daw Gyi village, Ann Township on February 26, 2018. Along with the sharing session, she invited the participants to support and join “We Stand Together” for More Women Leaders campaign.… Read more...