Girl Determined Kicks Off Goal in Myanmar
Girl Determined, a non-profit organisation based in Myanmar and a new Women Win partner, just launched the Goal Programme for 500 girls in four states across the country. The organisation has worked hard to create buy-in with community and school officials, teachers, parents and the girls themselves, who are between 12 – 17 years old and come from mixed ethnic and religious backgrounds. The risks these girls are facing range from school drop-out and child labour to gender based violence, early marriage and trafficking.
In addition to Goal, Girl Determined has over 1300 girls currently participating in the “Colorful Girls Circles”, one of its core programmes. Through this programme girls meet after school on a weekly basis to discuss and learn about issues on decision-making, self-confidence, friendship, mutual understanding and respect for cultural and religious differences, girls’ rights and planning their own future.