|Organization Name||The Purple Feminists Group|
|Contact Address||Yangon and Shan State|
|Registration status||No Register/မွတ္ပံုတင္ထားျခင္းမရွိ|
|Function of Organization||Program & Project Implementer (အစီအစဥ္/စီမံကိန္း ေဆာင္ရြက္သူ)|
|Type of Organization||Community Based Organization|
|Sectors||Capacity building (စြမ္းေဆာင္ရည္ ျမွင့္တင္ျခင္း), Child protection (ကေလးသူငယ္ကာကြယ္ ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ျခင္း), Coordination/Networking (ညႈိနွုိင္း/ခ်ိတ္ဆက္ျခင္း), Gender (က်ားမေရးရာ), Health (က်န္းမာေရး), Peace (ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး), Research /advocacy (သုေတသနနွင့္ စည္းရံုးလႈံ႕ေဆာ္ၿခင္း), Women empowerment (အမိ်ဳးသမီး စြမ္းရည္ျမွင့္တင္ျခင္း), Youth empowerment (လူငယ္ထု စြမ္းရည္ျမွင့္တင္ျခင္း)|
|Ohter||Feminism, Menstrual Education, Domestic Violence, Promoting Literature|
|States or Regions||Nation Wide (တစ္နိုင္ငံလံုးအတိုင္းအတာ), Northern Shan (ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း), Southern Shan (ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း), Yangon (ရန္ကုန္)|
|Extra Information||The Purple Feminists Group (organization)
A group powered by experiences
Our Moto: To question the convictions
Purple Feminists Group was found in February 2018 to
1) Promote feminist literature in Myanmar
2) Understand how puberty affects the lives of young girls and boys.
3) Enhance confidence and self-esteem in adolescent girls and boys through capacity building training
4) challenge menstruation taboos
5) advocate community on gender equity and/or feminism
In Myanmar, most of the organizations are working towards ending discriminations towards women, youth, and indigenous and very few of them are focusing on adolescents issues such as how puberty affects or changes their lives. Adolescents are one of the excluded and sensitive groups which NGO/INGOs pay no close attention to. In the name of cultural and traditional, gender discriminations are made as daily basis. Sadly, voices of girls and boys are not heard and respected. Moreover, in today’s world there are many threats and challenges that young feminists face in my country. My country has the same issue with feminism. Feminism that people around me believe in.
1. Feminism is about man-hating.
2. Only women can be feminists.
3. Feminism only focuses women empowerment.
4. People who follow religions cannot be feminists.
5. Feminism and Feminity don't go together.
6. Feminism is understood by educated people and/or people who read books.
7. Feminism is not our culture.
And we think, these misconceptions are developed due to lack of engagement with the idea of what actually Feminism is about. A lot of us don't try to understand and we just assume because making the assumption is always easier than learning about it.
Due to above reasons, our group wants
- To make feminist literatures more accessible in Burmese language
- To improve and inspire adolescent girls and boys become whole and confident in their own ways
- To help the stories of the adolescent girls and boys heard
- To better our community by educating about gender, gender equity and feminism through advocacy and online short videos