Photo credit: Luc T.
Photo credit: Luc T.


Following decades of violent conflict, Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing significant political and economic reform including a fragile peace process. Despite positive steps including ceasefire agreements and a national dialogue process, armed conflict, insecurity and injustice continue to affect communities across the country.

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Saferworld has operated in Myanmar since 2012 and opened an office in 2015. We work with civil society partners to improve community security and we advocate for conflict-sensitive and gender-sensitive reform in security and justice governance. We also work with civil society organisations to promote community-led approaches to conflict sensitivity that empower communities to challenge international development partners and foreign investors to be more responsive to community needs.

In Myanmar we are working on:

Inclusive approaches to security and justice reform – to create safer communities we work with civil society partners on security and justice governance and community security.

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Gender, peace and security – we conduct research on the impact of insecurity, injustice and conflict on gender dynamics, and we address gender norms that perpetuate violence.

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Conflict sensitive approaches – we promote community-led approaches to conflict sensitivity that aim to make development and investment responsive to community needs. 

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