CDSSEA 26: The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Women’s Empowerment

Women in conflict situations face specific vulnerabilities such as rape, sexual, physical and mental abuse, exploitation and inequality in decision-making. This research tries to identify the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) working to empower women in Pa Kahtawng IDP camp in Mai Ja Yang, an area of Kachin state, Myanmar, not under government control. This research delved into how CSOs have been working to build capacity for women’s development through training on gender, health, income generation, and women’s rights, but have reached different levels of success. Kachin women face numerous obstacles to their empowerment, as they still encounter entrenched cultural influences in their family and larger community dominated by men. 

Publication date : April 2019
Price : 250 Baht / 9 US$