Empowering training for Arakanese women held in Yangon

Yangon: An empowering training of Arakanese women is being held in Yangon, the former capital of Burma, to promote women’s skills in all sectors in Burma like politics, business and social affairs.

The training, sponsored by the Arraka Foundation, based in the USA, begun on 12 March 2013 under the title of women leadership program.

20 Arakanese young women – 17  from  Arakan state, one each from  Chin state, Yangon and Irrawaddy division-  are participating in the training.

“The intention of training is to promote women skills. So we gave the training as women empowering training.  Women around our state are very weak in participating in the leading roles in Burma. We hope our women’s skills are developed by holding training for them,” said a monitor of training, Ma Htoot May.

She also says that the women are expected to participate in leading roles in many sectors like politics, business, social affairs in the future as they received important training.

The training was opened on 12 March 2013 where a numbers of politicians and social activists like U Aye  Tha Aung, on the advisory board of Arrakan Foundation, Ma Ni Lar Thein, a member of 88 Generation group,  Daw Nilar Myint, director of Local resource centre  and Daw Tin May Aung, a woman leader from the Arakan league for democracy attended and delivered opening speeches.

The training emerged  after two trainings which were sponsored by Arraka Foundation recently before the training.

Many well known and experienced senior people in Burma including writers, poets, social activists and politicians are lecturing them in the training.

The training will be completed today evening.