Empower Burmese Migrant Women this holiday season!

by Foundation for Education and Development (GHRE)
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Summary

WEDA is seeking to expand its effectiveness and capacity in empowering local Burmese migrant women through a comprehensive project. The overall objective remains the same that is to raise awareness and to promote the rights of Burmese migrants women in Phang Nga Province in a proactive and sustainable manner.
$1,617
total raised
26
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Due to a number of conditions, such as undocumented status, Thai discrimination, and lack of education and vocational skills, Burmese migrant women are often left disadvantaged and susceptible to various forms of exploitation. Although Burmese women are especially vulnerable to abuse, sexual violence, trafficking, and other risks, the resources and capacity to stand up against such violations is limited by a pervasive lack of awareness about their human rights as women and as human beings.

Solution

Providing the local women with educational workshops about their rights will better enable them to break the cycle of silence and abuse. Learning about their rights and legal options will empower them to make more informed decisions about their working and living conditions. In attending these workshops, Burmese migrant women will further develop a safe space of support and solidarity.

Long-Term Impact

The project gives Burmese women crucial information about their rights and opportunities, which in turn serves to lessen the vulnerabilities of their families and future generations of Burmese migrants. Furthermore, this educational process will alleviate patterns of poverty, while enhancing a sense of community empowerment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ghre.org
WEDA website
FED website

Organization Information

Foundation for Education and Development (GHRE)

Location: Takuapa, Phang Nga - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.ghre.org
Project Leader:
Mark Del Greco
Development Director
Takuapa, Phang Nga Thailand

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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