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After 5 decades of military rule, Myanmar elected a civilian-led government in 2015. Nevertheless, violence against religious and ethnic minorities continues. Our work in Myanmar focuses on promoting human rights, inclusion and religious harmony, and equipping communities to resist violent conflict.

Myanmar suffered from one of the world’s longest-running ongoing civil wars. Although the military junta was officially dissolved several years ago, the peace process continues to stagnate. There are problems with the treatment of ethnic and religious minorities, and violent clashes continue.

What we do

Addressing these challenges through human rights education, Equitas is committed to equip community and national level actors to develop mechanisms and education interventions that:

  • strengthen community resilience; reduce tensions connected to religious and ethnic differences; and promote a greater spirit of unity and reconciliation;
  • engage with key ‘drivers of resilience’, including religious and community leaders, educators and youth, to enhance their capacity to withstand violent triggers and rely on dialogue to resolve disputes.

Our partners

Our current project is undertaken with the support from the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

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