Through the Conflict Response Fund, we are embarking on a mission to reach women and adolescent girls in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar.
With true dedication to the communities we serve, we are honoured to announce our recent Conflict Response Fund project in Myanmar. Through our newly established partnership with the Center for Social Integrity, a locally registered NGO, the project targets support to Rohingya women and adolescent girls to improve their basic literacy, numeracy, and life skills and to build their capacity to become more meaningfully engaged within their communities.
Following the 2017 forced displacement and genocide, the Rohingya continue to face conflict, displacement, discrimination, and grave human rights abuses. Women and girls are especially at risk.
We hope to achieve the following impact with the “Enhancing Literacy and Meaningful Participation of Women and Adolescent Girls in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar" project:
- Lead 75 adolescent girls (aged 14-18); through the learning of basic life and vocational skills training that will allow them to be self-sufficient and skilled to take on future opportunities
- Provide extensive knowledge and training to 30 adult women in the areas of basic numeracy and literacy education
The classes will be led by Rohingya women teachers from the local community – who are not legally permitted to work as teachers in Myanmar because of their ethnicity. The Rohingya women teachers will also benefit from training and capacity building support, which truly aligns with our mission at Women for Women International.
Since August 2017, Myanmar has forced over 700,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, into makeshift communities at the border of neighbouring Bangladesh. Our Conflict Response Fund, launched in May 2019, is helping Rohingya women to regain stability for themselves and their families.
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subtitle: In 2018, we launched a new conflict response fund — a separate funding pool to more rapidly help women who are caught in the current horrors of our time. To reach women in their most critical moments, we work with partners who can respond to conflict and
In 2018, we launched a new conflict response fund — a separate funding pool to more rapidly help women who are caught in the current horrors of our time. To reach women in their most critical moments, we work with partners who can respond to conflict and make an immediate impact.