Country Myanmar
Year 2011
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

One of the 12 key areas delineated in the National Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women is to promote the elimination of violence against women while strengthening mechanisms for responding to the needs of survivors and vulnerable women.  The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will have increased capacity in recognizing, responding to, and reporting on the needs and rights of women. To strengthen capacity and systems for women’s protection, in accordance with Myanmar’s expressed commitment to international standards, treaties, and agreements, the Department of Social Welfare and its partners will establish multi‐agency mechanisms to address key challenges Myanmar women face, as delineated in the Beijing Platform for Action. These include livelihoods, education and training, health, violence against women, emergencies, the economy, decision making, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, human rights, media, the environment, and the rights of the Girl‐child.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/10/MMR/1, para 54

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