May Doe Kabar Second National Convention
Myanmar’s National Network of Rural Women, May Doe Kabar celebrates its second anniversary on October 15, International Rural Women’s Day.
May Doe Kabar is a network of nearly 20,000 rural women in 31 townships from 8 states and regions across Myanmar and was launched in 2015 with support from UNDP. The second National Convention of May Doe Kabar will bring together 232 rural women from across Myanmar. This event will showcase May Doe Kabar’s journey.
Two panel discussions will take place - ‘How to address Gender Based Violence with Technology in Myanmar?’ during which May Doe Kabar representatives will present results of the Gender Based Violence survey carried out with the iWomen Inspiring Women App; and, ‘How Can Women Use Disaster Risk Information?’
As a national level organization, the May Doe Kabar aims to strengthen cohesion and good practices amongst existing members and to further promote the idea of self-reliant village development in the country. The networks, rooted in the realities of Myanmar villages, aims as a platform to make a significant contribution that women’s voices are taken into account in local, sub national and national governance and policy making, and that gender equality and female participation in leadership and decision making are increased.