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Supporting Rohingya Women and Girls in Myanmar


Through the Conflict Response Fund, we are embarking on a mission to reach women and adolescent girls in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar were chased from their homes by the army and allied militias in 2017. Their accounts of rape, murder, and mutilation shocked the world. The small number of Rohingya who remain continue to face discrimination, and human rights abuses. Women and girls are especially at risk. 

Adolescent Rohingya girls attending class in Rakhine State, Myanmar
Adolescent girls attending a non-formal education class facilitated by a community teacher. Photo taken in April 2021 at a Community Learning Center in Shwe Zar Kat Pa Kaung village tract, Maungdaw, Northern Rakhine State.

With true dedication to the communities we serve, we are honored 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 aims to support Rohingya women and adolescent girls to improve their basic literacy, numeracy, and skills, and to build their capacity to become more meaningfully engaged within their communities.


Project Objectives

Through our Conflict Response Fund, we hope to achieve the following impact in launching 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
Hear more about Center for Social Integrity's mission in Myanmar from their Executive Director, Aung Kyaw Moe.

The classes will be led by Rohingya women teachers from the local community – many of whom are not legally permitted to work as teachers in Myanmar because of their ethnicity. The teachers will also benefit from training and capacity building support, which truly aligns with our mission at Women for Women International.

Woman has arms wrapped around child in her lap

Your donation will help at-risk women in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Tigray, Syria, and other active conflict zones in which we work.