Feature Story

Be bold for change

8 March 2017
The “Women and Girls First” initiative drives change for women and girls in Myanmar.
The “Women and Girls First” initiative drives change for women and girls in Myanmar.

UNFPA marks the 2017 International Women’s Day with a celebration of the Women and Girls First initiative. Women and Girls First captures the spirit of #BeBoldForChange by protecting the rights of the most vulnerable women and girls in Myanmar. The programme covers remote and conflict-affected areas in Kachin, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine and Northern Shan.

Women and Girls First is a 3-year US$14.5 million joint initiative between UNFPA, Australia, Canada, Finland, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.