Project profile — Health, Empowerment and Rights for Vulnerable Populations in Myanmar

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Health, Empowerment and Rights for Vulnerable Populations in Myanmar - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2018-11-14 - 2023-12-31
Country / region • Myanmar (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (45.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results


This project, also known as the Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) project, addresses systemic barriers to the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and to ending sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) among vulnerable and marginalized populations in Myanmar, such as women, children, youth as well as ethnic and religious minorities. Project activities include: (1) supporting government capacity in ending SGBV, especially through informed policies, legislation and standard operating procedures; (2) empowering women, girls, boys and young people through local and national SRHR education, networking and access to information; and (3) increasing access to SRHR and SGBV services.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced protection and response to sexual and gender-based violence in Myanmar for women, young people, girls and boys; (2) enhanced protection and promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, young people, girls and boys in Myanmar by state and non-state actors; and (3) enhanced, equitable access in Myanmar to quality sexual and reproductive health services that are gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of May 2022 include: (1) 19,961 vulnerable individuals received mental health or psychosocial support, including 10,261 women and girls and 9,700 men and boys; (2) 2,748 children and adolescents received legal aid and other support and assistance, including 1,203 female and 1,545 male teens and youth; (3) 130 frontline workers (of which 70 identified as women) received training on remote case management delivery to continue effective service delivery for vulnerable populations during COVID-19; (4) 3 comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculums were developed and reviewed for out-of-school service programs for youth in Myanmar, and (5) 15,445 people were reached in Explosive Ordinance Risk Education (EORE) through 901 sessions in conflict affect communities and internally displaced person (IDP) camps in Kachin and Rakhine States.



Original budget $4,125,000
Planned Disbursement $3,500,000
Transaction Date Type Value
03-08-2022 Disbursement $3,500,000
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