Project profile — Prevention of SGBV in Myanmar


International Rescue Committee (21506)
2022-08-26 - 2028-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (25.00%)
Family planning (13030) (25.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve gender equality, safety and the well-being of women and girls in conflict-affected communities in Myanmar. The interventions focus on safe, quality and integrated sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. It also focuses on women organizations’ community of practice to address gender inequalities and challenges through a women and girls-centered approach, focusing on their inclusion in decision-making processes. Project activities include: (1) providing safe, quality and integrated gender-based violence (GBV) and SRH care services to vulnerable women and girls in newly established Women and Girls' Wellness Centers; (2) conducting gender-responsive capacity building on and engagement activities for social networking, advocacy and leadership with women and girls; (3) conducting gender-transformative engagement activities with men and adolescent boys; and (4) providing gender-sensitive awareness sessions on women's rights, GBV, and available GBV-SRH services to men, adolescent boys and community leaders. The project directly benefits 24,000 people, men and women, from four different townships in Myanmar.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced access to safe, quality and integrated GBV services and sexual and reproductive health care among women and girls; (2) increased engagement of women and girls in movements and decision-making positions that drive actions for gender equality; and (3) increased engagement of communities, especially men and boys, in accountable practice and gender-transformative interventions.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,000,000
Planned disbursement $1,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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