Country Myanmar
Year 2003
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation was established in 2003. The Federation has supported large scale and grassroots level women’s affairs organizations. The Federation has been carrying out awareness-raising programmes to protect women from violence and trafficking in persons. They plan to achieve this through opening counseling centers, receiving complaint letters and referring them to the authorities concerned for taking action, and disseminating knowledge about the laws that protect women through media to all Myanmar women.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/10/MMR/1, para 53