How we work
Our network is able to catalyse, support and coordinate action among its membership. It provides a model for mobilising an effective civil society voice through its diverse but unified membership.
The Gender Equality Network is a diverse and inclusive network of more than 100 civil society organisations, national and international Non-Government Organisations and Technical Resource Persons working to bring about gender equality and the fulfilment of women’s rights in Myanmar.
There are numerous demonstrable benefits of collective and collaborative action among the GEN membership. The network is able to catalyse, support and coordinate action among its membership, thus avoiding overlap in activities and actions. It also provides a model for mobilising an effective civil society voice through its diverse but unified membership. Due to our ability to quickly respond to emerging opportunities and issues, we have come to be recognised as a key partner in matters related to women’s rights and gender equality across a number of sectors.
GEN’s Members meet on a monthly basis, on the second Wednesday of each month. At monthly meetings, Members share information, discuss issues, plan activities and receive updates about ongoing initiatives by other Members and GEN itself. At these meetings, we take part in a presentation, workshop or seminar relating to women’s rights and gender equality, led by experts from within our membership and from external organisations. All Members receive meeting minutes, GEN publications, and information about upcoming training opportunities, events, funding calls and other opportunities.
To carry forward particular initiatives, we form smaller Working Groups, which work collaboratively to explore issues and action areas in depth and develop innovative campaigns based on the evidence gathered. These Working Groups are also formed to plan and implement initiatives to mark other activities in the international gender equality calendar, such as International Women’s Day and 16 Days of Action.