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Regional Assessment Project going on in Myanmar

Seoul YWCA's World Fellowship Department has implemented regional assessment in Yangon from Aug. 31st to Sep. 6th. Our major objects to visit Yangon are to figure out a possibility to build a sustainable women’s capacity development center based on the National YWCA of Myanmar and to look for an opportunity to contribute to women’s income generation activities through social business consulting center.
 
                * Women living in Hmawbi are listening to the survey's aim and necessary information.

 
The WFD team and the national YWCA of Myanmar have met 120 women in Hmawbi(Small township in Yangon state) to do a survey regarding their general living condition and their needs for vocational skill training. Also, the team has met a number of stakeholders who would affect building a women's vocational training center, such as Women Development Center run by Yangon city government and Pann Nann Ein, a social enterprise that works with disabled producers. Seoul YWCA hopes to understand what the women in Yangon wants for their capacity development through the assessment procedures. Seoul YWCA specially thanks to the National YWCA of Myanmar for their great efforts to coordinate all of this.
 
*Social enterprise, Pann Nann Ein : The CEO of the shop proudly introduced their revenue is significantly growing every year since 2012.  
 
 
*Women Development Center : Women are learning how to make dress, fabric, handicrafts.

 

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Open forum for MeToo movement and Media report.

I’m sure that you’ve heard about MeToo movement recent days. Seoul YWCA had an Open forum for ‘MeToo Movement and Media report’ to eradicate the violence of gender on 20th, March at Seoul YWCA auditorium.



This forum was to indicate the problem how media report the issue related with MeToo and to discuss what should we do to improve this matter.

Seoul YWCA has worked to advance women’s right since 1922, and is still working on support women who stepped out to explain what they experienced.

Women had endured for a long time before MeToo movement came out, and this is a new wave that they are no longer hiding their experience related with sexual violence. With this new wave, Media reports these issues every day, but they are missing something really important only by focusing sexually provocative subject. Because of this distorted media report, it causes secondary victimization of sexual violence victims.



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This year’s slogan was "Connect the hope through Women and Region”
Gangreung, Donghae, Seoul, Sokcho, Wonju, Incheon, Chuncheon, Total seven northern parts of the 450 members of Y participated in this event. 



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The opening ceremony was started as a welcoming address of Seoul YWCA Chairman




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Seoul YWCA had a special guest to its office on the 2nd of November. Ms. Chantanee Molee, the Secretary General of the National YWCA of Thailand. Although she visited South Korea for travel with her college alumni during personal vacation, she kindly made time to visit us and had luncheon with Finance Committee including the President, Ms.Cho and Secretary General, Ms.Yang.



Ms.Chantanee also stopped by the National YWCA of Korea to see her old-friend Ms.Yoo who is the Secretary General. Ms.Chantanee got informed regarding current programs of YWCA in Korea and take a short tour to Seoul YWCA building.

Seoul YWCA was really happy to see her in our office, and will continue the close relationship between two Y.