Asia Catalyst is now accepting applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) in Myanmar that wish to participate in our program designed to help CBOs develop existing or plan new advocacy strategies and campaigns to address issues facing their communities. The program will also support participating CBOs to implement community-led activities to address challenges their communities face. CBOs invited to apply work on human rights issues among marginalized “key” populations, such as people living with HIV (PLHIV), woman living with HIV (WLHIV), people who use drugs, sex workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Asia Catalyst is a human rights organization working with grassroots groups across the region to improve organizational management and build skills to conduct rights documentation and advocacy. Since 2015, Asia Catalyst led a regional program with CBOs in Cambodia, China, Myanmar, and Vietnam to document HIV-related discrimination in the healthcare setting. Since 2017, Asia Catalyst began in-country programming in Myanmar. 

 Asia Catalyst is happy to continue programming in 2020-2021 in Myanmar. Building on our work with 4 CBOs, we will select four new CBO partners to join the new program. The selected CBOs will participate in three workshops conducted by Asia Catalyst in Yangon. Asia Catalyst will provide sub-grants to each CBO to conduct documentation and advocacy on their priority issue identified in the workshops.  The aim of the program is strengthening knowledge and skills of CBOs to document and analyze barriers to fulfill rights of marginalized communities. Participants of the program will learn how to design a community-based research project and develop and implement a (local or national) campaign using their research results. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • CBOs working for rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV), woman living with HIV (WLHIV), people who use drugs, sex workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people (LGBT) and women
  • Significant community representation in staff, including at the decision- making level
  • Commitment to engage for the duration of the program, with at least two staff designated to participate 
  • Commitment to complete the tasks identified after each workshop 
  • At least two years of conducting community-based activities
  • Some experience conducting advocacy, either at the local or national level
  • Open to incorporating organizational changes based on lessons learned in the program

Interested community-based organizations should fill out the attached application form.

Please fill up all the questions and send the completed application form to Uncompleted application form will not be considered.


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