GlobeMed at Dartmouth partners with KWAT to promote the health of women and children displaced by ethnic conflict in Burma.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Dartmouth
GlobeMed at Dartmouth is a student-led non-profit and one of the 56 GlobeMed chapters around the country. We partner with the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) to promote the health of women and children displaced by the ethnic conflict in Burma.
Our Partner // Kachin Women’s Association Thailand
As a result of increasing social and economic problems in the Kachin state of Burma, more and more people have left Burma in search of a new home, primarily in China and Thailand. KWAT was born in 1999 in Chiang Mai, a city in Thailand near the Thai-Burmese border, out of the need for women to organize themselves to help solve these problems both in Kachin State and in Thailand. Now, more than a decade later, KWAT continues to strive for the empowerment and advancement of Kachin women in order to improve the lives of women and children in Kachin society. Their goals are many-fold, including promoting women's participation in politics, combating trafficking and violence against women, and providing health education and health services, to name a few.
Our Project // $10,000 for improving the quality of reproductive health in Burma
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