Project profile — Women's Empowerment and Resilient Inclusive Communities in Rakhine State

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Women's Empowerment and Resilient Inclusive Communities in Rakhine State - Overview
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (XM-DAC-41114)
2019-01-29 - 2022-12-31
Country / region • Myanmar (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Budget planning (15117) (5.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (60.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (25.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to promote community cohesion in Rakhine State in Myanmar, with a specific emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The project, undertaken by UNDP in collaboration with UN Women, is designed to promote participatory and inclusive local planning processes and strengthen capacity of non-government stakeholders on human rights, gender equality and access to justice, building skills in communities for peaceful resolution of conflict. It will benefit 188,900 women and men in project locations, including 27 village tracts with 88 villages. Project activities include: (1) building capacity of communities for social cohesion through training of trainers, access to financial and technical support for community initiatives, trust-building and peace building activities; (2) support communities to address access to justice issues and generate solutions; and (3) support and training for women’s civil society groups on advocacy, leadership and life skills.

Expected results

The expected results for this project include: (1) community priorities and needs are better met through inclusive and responsive service delivery, improved access to justice, and increased local development opportunities that promote social cohesion for men and women in Rakhine State; (2) women are empowered to engage in, contribute to, and benefit from community resilience, and inclusive growth and development in Rakhine State.

Results achieved

Results as of March 2022 include: (1) 2,282 vulnerable individuals, 1,180 of which are women and girls, accessed legal information, counselling or representation through awareness-raising sessions, counselling through consultations and hotlines, and representation in court; (2) 2,910 women enhanced their capacity to contribute to gender responsive policies in Rakhine state via trainings on the importance of mainstreaming gender, women’s rights and ways to addresses challenges women face and via leadership skills training; (3) access to and control over financial resources and new sources of income was increased for 9,998 women; and (4) capacity and skills of more than 2,530 women and 73 civil society organizations were enhanced to engage in and benefit from gender-responsive policies and projects.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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