Myat Thandar Ko

Projects

Critically understanding masculinities and engaging male champions for peacebuilding in Myanmar

This project will gain a better understanding of how the social expectations on men and boys in Myanmar drive or hinder their engagement in conflict, violence or peacebuilding. By better understanding masculinities, the project therefore ultimately aims to strengthen the role of women in peacebuilding in Myanmar.

While there is increasing awareness that gender is important in understanding conflict and working for peace, in practice this has often translated into programming focussed entirely on women and girls. The experience of men and boys is less well understood.

Posted on 28 June 2017

Local development in Myanmar

This project supports the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to integrate conflict sensitivity and social cohesion responsiveness into poverty eradication and local development programmes in Myanmar.

Posted on 22 April 2016

Supporting Safer Communities

This project aims to reduce the number of cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in target communities in Myanmar and make women and LGBTI persons feel safer.

SGBV is a widespread problem in Myanmar, including sexual violence, intimate partner violence, trafficking, forced and early marriage, and abuse and discrimination against sexual and gender minorities (such as persons who identify as LGBTI). Generally, SGBV affects women, girls, men, boys and LGBTI persons differently depending on factors such as ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation and age.

Posted on 14 November 2016