Myanmar

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Good Shepherd in Myanmar

Good Shepherd arrived in Myanmar in 1866. Three main Programs under GSMF strategic program (2017-2021):

  • Elimination of Gender Based Violence
  • Anti Human Trafficking and Safe Migration
  • Child Protection and Empowerment

Activities

  • Early Childhood Care and Development Program
  • Education Sponsorship Program
  • Drop-in Center for street children
  • Support program for children in detention center and slum areas
  • Support program for women in prison
  • Awareness raising program on Child Protection, Gender based violence, Human trafficking and Safe migration and Substance Abuse
  • Programs for the survivors of Gender Based Violence and Human Trafficking (Safe space,¬†Psycho social support,¬†Reintegration)
  • Vocational Training Program
  • Women Empowerment Self Help Groups
  • Health Access Program
  • Care and support program for people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Care and Support program for Drug Addicts

PROJECTS LOCATIONS

Yangon

HIGHLIGHTS

1

Projects

206

Beneficiaries

15

Local staff

AREAS OF INTERVENTION

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Girls and Women's Empowerment
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Community Strengthening and participation
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Capacity and Organizational Development
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Emergency Relief

COUNTRY BACKGROUND / OVERVIEW

Myanmar is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups with the population of 54.4 million (2020) bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. From 1962 to 2011, Myanmar was under the military rule. During this period, the Myanmar military regime was known as one of the world’s most repressive and abusive regimes with gross human rights violations and abuses. Following the dissolution of the military junta in March 2011, democratic reforms were gradually instituted in the country.

One of the most significant reforms was the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. Her political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), was allowed to contest in the by-elections in 2011. The military junta was dissolved following a general election in 2015 and a civilian government has been installed where Aung San Suu Kyi assumed the newly created role of State Counselor. But the military retains considerable amount of power in government and parliament.

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