Myanmar

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World Refugee Day 2018

Today is a much-needed reminder to stay informed, and to encourage the people around us to do so too.

Challenging Prejudices in Girls’ Circles

The recent surge in tragic violence in Myanmar’s westernmost Rakhine State has prompted critical discussions in Girl Determined’s weekly adolescent girls’ Circles.

Investing in Gender Parity

The World Economic Forum predicts that global gender parity won’t be achieved until 2133.  None of us fighting for it today will be around then to see what it looks like.  Yet, each of us needs to take action now to ensure our children and

Education Combats Gender Based Violence

Amidst today’s global turmoil, let us not overlook the ongoing gender based violence impacting women and girls on a daily basis.  One-third of women in the world have been beaten, forced into sex, or abused.  One in five will become a victim of rape or

Education is the Answer

Education enables girls to achieve their rights.  It empowers girls with confidence and independence.  It provides girls with a path out of poverty, and it gives girls hope for a better life. Education is a silver bullet for empowering women and girls worldwide.  Education is the

Women Inspire: Han Su Myat

At age 14, Han Su Myat moved from Myanmar to sunny California with her mother and younger brother.  Her father had moved to America when she was 3 years old.  Since Myanmar was closed to the world at that time, Han Su and her family

Women Inspire: Self Reliance through Education

Written by Melody Mociulski, Founder, Educational Empowerment Having just returned from 3+ weeks in Myanmar, I am struck by the numerous instances I witnessed of girls and women empowered by education – all resulting in their increased independence, self-confidence, and self-reliance. In today’s world of injustices,

Girls in Myanmar’s War: Where are their portrayals?

Moving around Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital, I come across a handful of new billboards with a daunting cartoon image of a young teenage boy against a backdrop of military equipment. The signs are a part of a new public awareness campaign aimed at ending recruitment

Beyond the Classroom: It takes more than books to keep girls in school

Girls are going to school.  All over the world the rate of girls attending school has increased.  Between 1999 and 2004, the number of out-of-school girls fell by 24% and there are new organizations every year dedicated to lowering this percentage and keeping girls in school.

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