Country Myanmar
Year 2017
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

A national level Technical Working Group (TWG) has been established to address violence against women which operates under the Myanmar National Committee on Women. It is a multi-stakeholder group led by the Department of Social Welfare chair. The co-chairs are both from CSO and Government side. This group was formed in 2017 and has developed a policy brief and drafted an action plan, which will be implemented in the coming three years. The draft action plan includes large-scale awareness raising trainings, provision of services to women and children survivors of VAW and the involvement of cross-sectoral departments across the education, media, health, security, and other sectors in these process. The Action plan also includes the conduct of in-depth studies and researches aiming to reveal the underlying causes of violence, which will support the development of strategies to address these.

Source of Information

Myanmar's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.55

For more information: Facts for the Report on Promoting the Full Access to Human Rights for Women and Girls in Humanitarian Situations- Myanmar for OHCHR