MoSWRR conducts gender, CEDAW, NSPAW, UNSCR 1325 online awareness training

163 mk

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement held the opening ceremony of Gender, CEDAW, NSPAW, UNSCR 1325 online Awareness Training for women’s organizations that are members of the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s (Affairs) yesterday morning. The ceremony was attended by Union minister Dr Thet Thet Khine, the permanent secretary, directors-general, chairpersons and secretaries of the women’s organizations, and officials.
At the ceremony, the Union minister said the Department of Social Welfare is carrying out extensive social services such as the development and protection of children, women, aged people, the persons with disabilities. As a women’s development project, a National Committee for the Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence in Conflict and a Working Committee have been formed to implement the Joint Communique on Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, she continued.
In addition, a law is being drafted to effectively prevent gender-based violence against women and young girls, and arrangements are being made to establish one-stop centres, to make the helpline services accessible to all by not only the phone but also by messaging to Viber, Facebook Page Messenger, she added.
As for prevention and protection activities, 11 domestic vocational schools for women’s empowerment, two women’s development centres for women in need of care for various reasons, four women’s vocational schools and one women’s care and development centre have been opened.
As the trainees are members from various parts of Myanmar, it is hoped that they will be able to cooperate more for the development of women, she said. She also urged the trainees to share all the knowledge they will learn in their community, to assist and educate women and girls who are being abused, and to work together to make the country with higher levels of women’s rights by considering gender issues in their workplaces.
The training will be conducted for two days from 12 January and it is reported that 36 trainees from the women’s organizations participated in the training. — MNA

Share this post
Hot News
Hot News