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Another first for women

Daw Mya is a mother of two children living in Kan Hla village and is one of the many women who attended training by Shwe Kanbawza, a CSO partner of the ECCSO project. The women in Kan Hla do not
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Land registration; an act of empowerment

Kan Hla village is a small village located in Pinlaung Township of southern Shan State. In 2005 the state government officials built a dam that resulted in significant damage to the surrounding area
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Women and girls with disabilities face double discrimination in Myanmar

Myanmar is a developing country. The social stigma attached to disability is deeply rooted in tradition. The belief that a person with disabilities is being punished for bad deeds committed by them in
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Community-based tourism is open for business

Community-based tourism is open for business
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Community University of Myanmar's Dry Zone

The Fellows explained how through the use of participatory tools, patience, hard work and persistence, they win people’s trust, tackle traditional ideas about power, gender and age and grow their own
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Community foundation: Villages as implementing partners

“Some villages we work with have already managed huge funds through women’s advisory groups or other development committees. And they do a better job than any NGO can do. NGOs will implement a project