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Change Begins from Within

Htut Aung attended a 5-day training programme where he was able to learn about gender concepts, feminism, patriarchy and gender-based violence. It was as a result of this training that he decided to

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Who cares – and who pays?

Unpaid care work is just as real as paid work and takes up a significant amount of time, especially for women. With the closing of schools and other measures undertaken by governments to prevent the

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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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Community-based tourism is open for business

Community-based tourism is open for business

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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 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