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Women and Youth Livelihood Empowerment in Myanmar

Countries:
Start project:
  • 2017
Donors:
  • Kerk in Actie
Partners:
  • Precious Stones

Since 2011, Myanmar has been going through a democratic improvement process, although the social & economic status of Myanmar's women & youth are still vulnerable. Women have limited access to education and jobs, which leave them poorly informed and lagging behind in skills. Youth in Myanmar don't have the right capacity to find good jobs, which makes them vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse. The PS works with 1,000 women and youth in Yangon to improve their vocational and networking skills.

Since 2011, Myanmar has been going through a democratic improvement process, although the social and economic status of Myanmar's women and youth are still very vulnerable. Women have limited access to education and jobs which leave them poorly informed and lagging behind in skills. As it happens, they are financially dependent on their husbands, and women have limited income for their daily life. Moreover they have to tackle day-to-day difficulties to find expense for their children in food, health issues and education expenses, particularly in this project areas (3 townships in Yangon region). Also, the youth in Myanmar are quite hopeless about the future. Most of them don't have the right capacity to find good jobs.

This makes them vulnerable to drugs and alcohol abuse which sadly have lifelong impact to their lives, both on poverty and their dignity. Consequences of this also makes them easy prey for child labour and prostitution. From this project, women and youth will improve their vocational skills, their networking to get resources and get job opportunities through training and their social network. Self Help Group (SHG) members encourage each other and initiate to apply their health knowledge and their rights among SHGs members in the community. Moreover, Youth will receive learning opportunity through motivation activities and support programs to get knowledge and skills, so they can stand as an ideal person in their environment. And then youth get job information and job opportunities in terms of vocational training, capacity building activities and networking activities. With ICCO support, Precious Stones will work with 1000 women and youth in Yangon Region till 2019. This project will be implemented in East Dagon Township, North Dagon Township and Insein Township in Yangon region. The direct beneficiaries of youth and women are estimated at 1171 for three year projects of 2017-2019.. The youth project on the other hand will focus on the SHGs in the target areas and church society youth. The estimated indirect beneficiaries include 3497 parents and peers at the end of the project. 2019.
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The expected outcome will be : the women of SHG will have increased leadership
skills, small scale business skills for income generation resulting in reduced domestic violence.
Young people will have increased rationale thinking and value based decision making skills, improved working skills to enter into work place with practically achievable goals.
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