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Development of Women at Da-ra-ang

Development of Women at Da-ra-ang

As in many cultures, the relegation of gender roles in hilltribe society can limit the participation of women in certain capacities, such as in direct forms of community leadership. UHDP is partnering with upland communities to broaden gender understanding and to strengthen the participation of women in all levels of society.

Women and men attending a hilltribe gender issues meeting at the UHDP center.

Poverty and lack of citizenship make both hilltribe women and children particularly vulnerable to exploitation.

The women of Suan Cha Palaung village involved in long-range community planning.