Welcome to the July Edition of GEN Monthly Newsletter! We had a busy month with workshops and meetings for the inclusion of gender in different sectors.
Each month, we ask a GEN member, friend or staff for some insight into their participation with GEN. This month we ask Ma Pyae Phyo Swe (Trocaire), who actively participated in GEN's activities as a member, to share about her feelings and experience with GEN.
Mingalarpar to all the members of Gender Equality Network!
Special thanks for giving me an opportunity to contribute in the monthly newsletter of July. It’s been three years that I’ve become a member of GEN representing Trocaire. It has been a great fun and learning experience working and collaborating closely with GEN members and CU staff. I’m happy and proud to be part of GEN’s working group supporting gender equality, women’s right and policy changes. GEN’s actions are instrumental in building a free and fair society where equality and non-violence prevail, therefore, I’d like to say that I am always ready to cooperate with GEN for its proceeding tasks. Thank you...
Two days of CSO Capacity Assessment Workshop was held on 2018 June 12th and 13th at the location of Hotel Hukaung, No.252, Shwe Road, Htoi San Quarter, Tat Kaung, Myitkyina, Kachin State. Gender Equality Network and DCA-NCA co-facilitated the workshop and 27 representatives from 13 CSOs joined the workshop.
Two days of CSO Capacity Assessment Workshop was held on 2018 June 5th and 6th at the location of Gender Equality Network office, No(7/126) Man Win Maung Street, Hpa An Township. G ender Equality Network and DCA-NCA c o - facilitated the workshop and 29 representatives from 15 CSOs joined the workshop.
Two days of CSO Capacity Assessment Workshop was held on 2018 June 17th and 18th at the location of Gender Equality Network Office, Nyaung Shwe Haw Kone Quarter, Bo Gyoke Aung San Street, Taung Gyi. Gender Equality Network and DCA-NCA co-facilitated the workshop and 2 representatives from 14 CSOs joined the workshop.
Two days of CSO Capacity Assessment Workshop was held on 2018 July 25th and 26th at the location of Yadana Theingi, 83th Street between 26x27, Mandalay. Gender Equality Network and DCA-NCA co-facilitated the workshop and 2 representatives from 13 CSOs joined the workshop.
3rd July 2018 - GEN was represented in the Myanmar Women's Day celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw attended by over 500 participants representing government ministries, parliamentarians, development partners, local and International NGOs and other stakeholders from all parts of the country. The State Counsellor delivered the opening speech and visited the display booth of GEN and was interested to learn about various researches on gender-based violence.
3rd July - 2018 - Myanmar Women's Day Events were successfully held by MNCW (Myanmar National Committee on Women) in various States and regions including Myit Kyi Na, Pha-An and Taunggyi on 3rd July 2018. GEN also participated in organising this campaigns.
16th July 2018 - GEN organised a Press Conference about the "Gender and Labour Campaign" to announce the significance of the campaign and discussed the need to address this issue through a panel discussion and press interviews.
22nd July 2018 - Nineteen members of GEN collectively organized the "Gender and Labour Campaign" held at UMFCCI. A successful event participated by about 500 factory workers were exposed to knowledge gender-based violence and sexual harassment at workplaces through edutainment programs. Highlights of the event are the photo booth with relevant messages and educational games.
2nd July 2018 - GEN’s Advisor participated in the Development Assistance Policy Working Group in Nay Pyi Taw representing the "Myanmar Civil Society Partnership for Aid Effectiveness and Development (MCPAD)” of which GEN is one of 15 members of the Steering Committee. This forum enables gender issues to be addressed in development programs.
9th July 2018 - GEN-CU Director participated in Mizzima TV talk show on “Why Gender Equality is needed in Federal Democratic Union of Myanmar” together with Sayama Khin Ma Ma Myo (Myanmar Institute of Peace and Security) and Saya Thwin Lin Aung (Genuine People Service).
16th - 21st July 2018 - GEN-CU Director attended “Executive Seminar and Certification Course on Gendered Mediation in Ottawa, Canada” which was jointly organized by ICAN (International Civil Society Action Network) and the Human Rights Research and Education Center at the University of Ottawa.
23rd July 2018 - GEN-CU Director participated in IDRC's Myanmar Gender Speaker Series, Perspective from Myanmar: Chat with the Gender Equality Network.
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