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Akhaya Women (Akhaya)

Akhaya Women is a local initiative, led by and for women. Akhaya Women provides the tools and support mechanisms necessary for women in Myanmar to challenge gender stereotypes, to bring gender equality into their family homes and communities, and to campaign for a safer and more equal environment for women to live in. Akhaya Women is based on a model of strengthening women’s self-confidence in the context of small women’s support groups, to enable women to enjoy their rights to engage in the broader social environment with self-awareness, and new knowledge. For Akhaya Women, the starting point is empowerment through individual and experiential learning in small group settings.