Understanding and applying gender concepts in Myanmar for more inclusive programming


Gender-transformative approaches are critical to addressing the underlying root causes of gender inequality. And a clear understanding of gender terms is particularly important in crisis and conflict settings – such as in Myanmar – where gender inequality is often exacerbated.

This brief explains key concepts related to gender-transformative approaches, accompanied by examples to support organizations in Myanmar to apply them more confidently in their Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) programming.

It is part of UN Women Myanmar’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Brief Series and can be read alongside Myanmar WPS Brief: Advancing Women’s Meaningful Participation in Peace and Security, which outlines concepts and practical actions for supporting and promoting women’s meaningful participation.

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific Myanmar
Resource type(s): Briefs
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