Project profile — Thanaka: Girls' Power in Myanmar


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2022-03-21 - 2027-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth (11231) (25.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (25.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (principal 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 the realization of diverse adolescent girls’ and young women’s (AGYW) rights to safe, inclusive economic opportunities and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It is a multi-dimensional, rights-based, gender-transformative project for AGYW that aims to prepare them to become gender equality leaders and achieve their rights in the areas of economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health rights. The project equips beneficiaries with critical knowledge, skills and resources, including follow-up services such as job placement or enterprise development to strengthen their economic status and become decision-makers and leaders in their own lives, homes and communities. Project activities include: (1) setting up a training center in Myitkyina; (2) conducting entrepreneurship training for AGYW; (3) providing childcare subsidies to young mothers to enhance their ability to participate in project activities; and (4) supporting registration and set-up of AGYW-led organizations, including recruitment of key positions. The project expects to reach an estimated 72,900 people directly, boys, girls, men and women.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to, and control over, gender-responsive, inclusive economic empowerment opportunities and services for AGYW; (2) improved agency and resilience of AGYW to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights; and (3) strengthened AGYW-led organizations advocate for their rights and gender-responsive and inclusive services and policies.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) enhanced the knowledge and attitudes for the workplace of 1,158 adolescents and youths; (2) identified 49 local private sector employers for potential partnership to create gender-responsive work environment; (3) enhanced gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) understandings of 863 adolescent girls and young women and adolescent boys and young men through "Champion of Change" training sessions; (4) trained youths reached 3,033 peers to share gender equality and SRHR knowledge; and (5) developed a parent training curriculum to enhance gender knowledge at the community level.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,500,000
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 single-donor funding mechanisms and contributions earmarked for a specific funding window or geographical location
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