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Ying Lwin Naung Latt

CWFL 2020-21 Myanmar Fellow

Ying Lwin is a Kachin national from Kutkai, Northern Shan State, Myanmar. She currently works as the Programme Officer at Women’s Voice and Leadership Myanmar (WVL Myanmar) which aims to provide long-term funding support to approximately ten women rights organizations in Myanmar. From 2017-2019 she worked as the National Programme Officer at the Paung Sie Facility (PSF), on the Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Window, which supports 18 sub-national women rights organisations seeking to advance GPS in their communities. Prior to that, she used to work with the Kachin Women Peace Network (KWPN) and the Kachin Women Association Thailand (KWAT) where she actively participated in the development of Kachin women policy recommendations for the peace building process in Myanmar. 

Ying managed to establish women safe shelters and provide emergency response to the gender based violence survivors including women and girls who were trafficked to China. Moreover, she conducted a series of awareness sessions on human rights, women rights, gender and GBV issues in Kachin State and Northern Shan State. Ying received her masters degree in Gender and Development Studies from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok, Thailand in 2016. Her research on “Gender, Conflict- induced Displacement and Livelihood” was published under Consortium of Development Studies in Southeast Asia (CDSSEA publication series) in 2018.


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