About us

The Equality Myanmar is a nongovernmental organization that facilitates a broad range of human rights training and advocacy programs for grassroots organizations and community leaders. We are dedicated to building a peaceful, democratic and just society where the people of Burma possess a critical human rights consciousness, enjoy political and social space to take action to promote dignity, and are empowered to initiate rights-based solutions to social problems. Equality Myanmar is a registered foundation with administrative offices in Thailand.

Goal

To empower people of Burma through human rights education to engage in social transformation and to promote a culture of human rights for all.

Objectives

1. The people of Burma possess a critical human rights consciousness.

Activities & Effects

1.1 People are aware of their rights

  • Nonformal HRE
  • Public information campaigns
  • Formal HRE

1.2 People see examples of human rights in action 1.2 People conceive of their problems in terms of rights

  • Nonformal HRE
  • People see examples of human rights solutions to problems

2. Political and social space exists for individuals to take action to promote dignity and well-being.

Activities & Effects

2.1 Authorities recognize human rights

  • Advocacy
  • Negotiation
  • Public information campaigns
  • Authorities allow human rights education

2.2 People recognize the rights of others

  • Public information campaigns
  • People see human rights services to disempowered group
  • Nonformal education

3. Communities within Burma initiate rights-based solutions to social problems.

Activities & Effects

3.1 Individuals propose and lead community action to solve problems

  • Resources for activists
  • Network of support for activists
  • Behavior training by example

3.2 Community organizations adopt transformative rights-based activities

  • Training assistance for partner organizations
  • Mentoring CBOs on transformative learning strategies