Our Gender Equality Program aims to strengthen the positions of women and LGBTQI people within their communities and encourage their aspirations, while promoting tolerance and respect. Our multi-pronged approach includes mentorship for emerging leaders, support for women’s savings and loan groups, networking opportunities, communications training, and human rights workshops for LGBTQI people.

We also support immediate needs, such as ensuring access to health services, including reproductive health care in camps and remote villages. Our partners work side-by-side with migrants, helping them obtain work permits and legal documents. Knowing that girls are particularly vulnerable, we support opportunities for them to get an education, including non-formal schools in camps, monasteries and urban slum areas.

With support from the Foundation for a Just Society, we are working to tip the scales so that all individuals have an equal opportunity to reach their potential, regardless of their gender or sexuality.

Start-Ups For Women

Partners Asia catches up with Tin Tin Nyo, the chairperson of the Burmese Women’s Union (BWU), to discuss the organization’s initiative to increase women’s meaningful participation in economic reform in the country.

Bullying Stops Here

Against all odds, see how LGBT teachers are becoming role models in rural schools in Dawei.  Situated on the narrow peninsula that makes up Burma’s southeastern coast, Dawei seems an unlikely location for the field office of the country’s leading LGBT advocacy network.

Meet Na Lar Bo

Na Lar Bo is courageous, compassionate and devoted to helping others. She works as a teacher, family planning consultant and community banker. She is an incredible role model and is inspiring others to join her.