Yaung Chi Thit (YCT) Organization
Yaung Chi Thit (YCT) is a non- political, non- religious association, which was established in 2009. In support of YCT’s overarching vision “to build a peaceful and democratic society based on justice and gender equality”, YCT aims to support the increased active involvement of women and youth in the wider political, social and development process in Myanmar. YCT’s work is based on the fundamental belief in the right of all citizens to participate in decision-making processes at the local level as this will give them the chance to have a say in decisions and policies that will affect their daily lives. YCT strongly believes and supports inclusive community empowerment processes that help citizens realize their rights through a combination of awareness raising, community mobilization and holding those responsible to account. YCT has four main programs that contribute to YCT’s strategic plan and the central aim of making women and youth more actively involved in the political, social and developmental process in Myanmar. (1) Women’s political leadership (2) Gender equality in local governance (3) Women’s resilience to natural disaster (4) Social enterprise for women in local community. The mainstreaming work of YCT is advocacy and its advocacy work is based on close collaboration with women’s networks and CSOs on existing advocacy campaigns to advance the situation of women in Myanmar. This work involves strategically advocating to the various Government Ministries and other relevant stakeholders to increase women’s participation and the number of women leaders at all levels of decision making, as well as advocating for the development of laws and policies that ensure the welfare and development of women and girls.
- To build a peaceful and democratic society based on justice and gender equality.
- To achieve gender equality in Myanmar through inclusive education, women and girl’s empowerment, and advocating for women’s rights at all levels.
- Equal rights
- Respect to all others