will provide outreach and counselling support for 12 women living with HIV/AIDS in shelters and safe houses.
will contribute towards improving awareness of female reproductive and sexual health issues for at least 25 Burmese women and their male partners.
will provide legal assistance for up to 20 exploited Burmese women.
will help 10 mothers to enrol their children into school.
The Kingdom of Thailand is an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. Thailand experienced rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1995 and today is a newly industrialized country with an emphasis on exports and a flourishing tourism industry, thanks to various world-famous tourist destinations such as Pattaya, Bangkok, and Phuket.
Mae Sot is a town in western Thailand that shares a border with Myanmar to the west. It is notable as a trade hub and for its substantial population of Burmese migrants and refugees. The town has a substantial population of Burmese refugees and economic migrants. The exact number of Burmese in Mae Sot is unclear but estimates say that over 100,000 exist in addition to the 106,000 already recorded in the official census. In recent years the ongoing refugee situation has attracted NGO's and International aid agencies to set programs in the town and surrounding areas.
ADRA is helping exploited Burmese refugee and migrant women in Thailand, to receive fair wages, to access health services and enroll their children in schools. Supported by DfiD, ADRA is empowering these vulnerable communities to know and access their rights.
ADRA is working with 4 grass roots Burmese community based organisations (CBO), helping them to improve services and advocate for the rights of vulnerable Burmese refugees and migrants and their children.
The project is co-financed by DFID, ADRA-UK and ADRA Norway.
The project started on the 1st of August 2009 and was completed on the 1st of May 2014.