In Myanmar, we work with people across the country to help them build peace.

We work with local civil society groups to reduce sexual and gender-based violence, and to advocate for more inclusive and comprehensive approaches to integrating gender into peacebuilding.

We work with the government, civil society, businesses, international agencies and other stakeholders to strengthen land and natural resource governance, in order to help reduce land and natural resource conflicts and support sustainable natural resource management.

We also work with economic development partners, including local businesses, to encourage the use of conflict-sensitive business practices and peace-conducive economic development.

Our work is important because Myanmar continues to face major challenges in building sustainable and inclusive peace. To support durable peace in the country, it is vital that the drivers of conflict are addressed in a conflict- and gender-sensitive way.

We have been working in Myanmar since 2012.


Gender and masculinities in Myanmar

In Myanmar, many mention gender when discussing politics, conflict and peace. This short animation to find out more about gender and why it matters to men.

A woman cooking on a firewood-fuelled stove in Kayah state. © U Aung Naing Oo/International Alert

Managing fragile resources in Myanmar

In Myanmar, forests contribute to the livelihoods of around 80% of the population. We are advising communities and officials on how to manage forests in a way that supports long-term peace and stability.