The Women Are Ready : an opportunity to transform peace in Myanmar
In January 2016, the PSF released a report on Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar, The Women are ready: an opportunity to transform peace in Myanmar, in acknowledgement of the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325- the landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security. The PSF is committed to supporting WPS. During the first phase of the PSF, 21% of all funds committed were to projects that directly contributed to WPS in Myanmar.
This discussion paper is not a definitive statement. It offers a first step in a difficult conversation and asks the following questions: how and where can women stake more claims to political space in Myanmar? What underlying factors need to be addressed to transform the status of women in Myanmar?
Section 3 of this report provides a host of strategies and practices- all based on best practice and global evidence - that a host of stakeholders can undertake in Myanmar related to Women, Peace and Security.
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Situation Analysis of southeastern Myanmar
The Situation Analysis of southeastern Myanmar has been prepared by the Peace Support Fund (PSF) and Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) as a resource to support programming, strategy and policy across the peace, humanitarian and development sectors. For this Analysis, southeastern Myanmar includes: Mon State, Kayin State, Kayah State, eastern and southern Shan State, Tanintharyi Region and eastern Bago Region.
This Situation Analysis is not a needs assessment or gap analysis. It is also a snapshot in time in a rapidly changing context.
Analysis in this document is a step towards identifying key trends and bringing together a growing body of knowledge and data on southeastern Myanmar across the development, humanitarian and peace sectors. Each section of this report provides an overview of key issues and seeks to understand the current situation in a heterogenous area of Myanmar.
Information was gathered through a desk review of recent documentation and from interviews with 36 key interviewees that aimed to capture additional information on trends, gaps and emerging areas. A further 32 participants took part in a validation workshop in March 2016 to review key findings. While this analysis included inputs from key interviewees, it did not involve consultations outside Yangon or with interviewees from Government or non-state actors (NSAs), including ethnic armed organisations. Publicly available documents cited in the reference section of this report can be found at: http://themimu.info/se-situation-analysis