Empowering Grassroots Women In Burma
This paper is about an initiative to bring women together for the goal of enhanced learning and knowledge sharing. The issue of economic opportunity for women in Burma is difficult and in places like India, with grassroot groups like the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), women have seen success in uniting. Therefore in August 2015, USAID brought SEWA to talk with women in Burma during a five day meeting and converse about economic empowerment, uniting women leaders, innovative ideas to help women, and strategies for providing more skills and learning opportunities. SEWA has been successful in empowering 1.8 million women to become self-employed in India, therefore the meeting in Burma brought out synergies, ideas for development, and approaches for empowering vulnerable women, once more illustrating the power of a network and uniting women.