Growing sustainable women-led businesses in Myanmar
In this interview, Thiri tells us how she’s helping Myanmar’s women business owners succeed in the face of ongoing crises ... Learn more
The Women, Peace and Security agenda in Myanmar
On 31 October 2023 is 23rd anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. But what is it? And how is it relevant to the multiple crises impacting millions of women and girls in Myanmar? Learn more
Women’s organizations remain at the front line of the crisis response in Myanmar
In Rakhine Stater, the productive fields are left unharvested. Normally teeming with agricultural workers—the majority of whom are women and girls from the local villages—the fertile landscape has become another deadly battlefield ... Learn more
Urban poverty in Yangon tackled in new UN project to build community resilience
UNDP, UN Women and UN-Habitat, Gov. representatives from local communities, development partners, and the private sector discuss urban poverty and innovative strategies ... Learn more
Vulnerable women and girls face compounded crises after Cyclone Mocha
In the aftermath of Cyclone Mocha, there are deep concerns for vulnerable women and girls in north-western Myanmar, many of whom were already facing dire conditions ... Learn more

UN Women Myanmar

Myanmar is experiencing a protracted political, economic, security, and humanitarian crisis – almost 1.9 million people are internally displaced and 17.6 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. Ongoing conflict and natural disasters are driving new and worsening humanitarian needs on top of the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability following a military takeover in February 2021.  

The crisis has significant gendered impacts, as women often bear the brunt of additional and more resource-heavy and time-consuming care work, increased food insecurity, and the risk of gender-based violence (GBV). 

Despite the challenges, women-led civil society organisations in Myanmar continue to play a critical leadership role in promoting human rights and highlighting the gendered impacts of the ongoing crisis.  

UN Women has been in Myanmar since 2013, working with an extensive network of women-led and women’s rights organizations to support vulnerable women and girls. During the current crisis, we continue to work across the humanitarian, peace, and development nexus, focusing on:

  • Creating an enabling environment for gender equality.
  • Supporting women to lead and participate in decision-making.
  • Improving the protection of vulnerable women and girls and increasing respect for their human rights.
  • Supporting women and girls to access, contribute to, and benefit from relief and recovery efforts.

For more information on our work in Myanmar, see the UN Women Myanmar Country Profile

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UN Women Myanmar Country Profile

This country profile provides an overview of the crisis in Myanmar, how the UN Women Myanmar team and our partners are supporting vulnerable women and girls, and our 2022-2023 strategic priorities in Myanmar ... more