Background of the Project

In order to strengthen Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and local authorities (LAs) in their contribution to good governance and development processes that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the consortium project partners: Gender Equaliity Network (GEN), Dan Church Aid and Norwegian Church Aid (DCA-NCA), and Pyoe Pin will implement three-year project funded by the European Union in Kachin, Shan, Kayin states and Mandalay region targeting at the CSOs, CSOs Networks at districts and township level; members of parliament at region and state level; and local authorities (LA) at region/state and township level; which aims to address

  1. the absence of adequate gender policy frameworks and strategic plans at subnational levels in Myanmar
  2. the lack of constructive spaces for dialogue between CSOs and LAs on gender issues, and a low level of engagement between gender activists and sector-specific reform processes; and
  3. the lack of constructive spaces for dialogue between CSOs and LAs on gender issues, and a low level of engagement between gender activists and sector-specific reform processes; and