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Women’s Empowerment course opens at Dekkhina District

Members of Women’s Affairs Organization attend Women’s Empowerment Course. Photo: Thant Maung
Members of Women’s Affairs Organization attend Women’s Empowerment Course. Photo: Thant Maung

A THREE-DAY Women’s Empowerment Course opened at the Dekkhina District General Administration Department on 21 November. The course was held in cooperation with the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Vice president of the MWAF Daw Tin Tin Latt delivered a keynote speech at the opening. Director U Tun Oo of SWD spoke next, saying the course aims to empower women to lead in the country’s development. He said such women’s empowerment programmes are being implemented according to the Myanmar Social Security National-Level Strategy Project.
The course is attended by 30 trainees. They will be lectured on counseling, leadership and non-violent activism, social protection, general mainstreaming and prevention against trafficking in persons.
The courses will be led by General Secretary Dr Aye Myat Lwin of MWAF, National Program Officer (Gender) U Sai Aung Sein Myint of the UNFPA, and SWD Director U Tun Oo.
The current course is the fifth so far this
year.

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