“I am taking part in the ISA program to extend my realm of knowledge in women empowerment and inclusion. I believe women can provide pragmatic solutions to community issues because they have been serving as household managers and planners in their day-to-day life.”


Aye Nyein Hlaing (29 years) is a master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies and the Gender and Protection Coordinator of Consortium WASH Project of OXFAM and Solidarités International working in 11 IDP camps in Myanmar. Her main responsibility is to ensure gender and protection mainstreaming in every aspect of the WASH project by formulating gender strategy and designing innovative women empowerment standalone activities in accordance with the local context.


Her ISA project is about the formulation of “A Curriculum to Empower the IDP Women with no or limited Literacy Skills’’. She plans to make this curriculum simple and visualized so that women can easily access and clearly understand the contents provided in it. To overcome language barriers and widely disseminate the knowledge of this product, she will use a peer-to-peer approach by giving training to our project women group members who will do sharing sessions with the community women. This curriculum will fill the gap in her project because women empowerment activities are so crucial to promoting women’s participation in the localization process of WASH activities.