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OSC Partner

Action Aid Myanmar (AAM)

Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice in Yangon and Mon

Partners:

  • Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF)
  • Mon Women’s Organization (MWO)

ActionAid Myanmar and local partners seek to identify and respond to long-term justice needs of women located in diverse rural and urban settings to address issues of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The project employs three main strategies:

  1.  Empowering women and girls to act on (VAWG) cases by enabling them to claim their rights through community-led support systems;
  2.  Providing quality, holistic and client-centric legal aid services to survivors of violence through a well-established referral system; and
  3.  Utilising evidence based advocacy, based on the lived experiences of survivors, to influence national policy reform and implementation.

Ultimately the project works towards transformative change: bringing legal aid service providers together to strengthen institutional responses, and creating awareness within communities to bring about a shift in attitudes and beliefs.

Project locations:

Mon State

  • Ye
  • ThanByuZaYut
  • ChaungZon

Yangon Region

  • Hlaing Thar Yar