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.
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.
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:
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.