Emergency Relief

An estimated 680,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh since late August, seeking refuge from violence in Rakhine State. With camps overflowing and new arrivals every day, a humanitarian crisis is rapidly unfolding.


Mobilizing Myanmar Aims to Train 5,000+ Women

November 13th, 2019|

Led by Pwint Htun, Mobilizing Myanmar is leveraging Myanmar’s Smartphone Revolution and local women’s networks to bridge the gender gap and create a gateway to the formal economy for women who have long been excluded.

Building Power, Kyat by Kyat

November 12th, 2019|

Ten years ago, Myanmar-based civil society organization Women for the World (WfW) established its first women’s savings group with only a handful of participants. Today, WfW’s founder and director Van Lisa “can’t even count how many there are.”

Swift Aid

Swift Aid Kachin State, in northern Myanmar, is often overlooked by the international community. Tensions between the Kachin Independence Army

From the Farm to the Classroom

“If you work on the farm, your work creates food. What can education give you?” Until recently, education in the Middle Kayan Region of Myanmar was virtually inaccessible. Poverty, warfare, and lack of understanding about the benefits of education meant that most people didn’t go to school. Even today, only around 40% of Kayan children in the region are in school.

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