Promotion of Durable Peace and Development

2 local women doing their local hat production business in Kachin state

Inclusive, durable peace is essential in Myanmar if people are to live free from fear of ongoing violence, rights abuses and displacement. Communities have a key role to play in building such sustainable peace, including through advocating for their needs and rights to Government and Ethnic  Administrations and helping to shape durable solutions to displacement. In Kachin, Oxfam is leading a consortium of international aid agencies and local organisations to support communities in achieving lasting peace and sustainable   development. Through an integrated approach that works across the “nexus” of humanitarian, development and   peacebuilding efforts, the programme uses activities such as peace dialogues, education, the creation of livelihoods opportunities and raising the voice of women to support communities in building equitable development and durable peace in Kachin and northern Shan.