Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT)





Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT)

KWAT was formed in 1999 in recognition of the urgent need for Kachin minority women to organize to solve problems in their communities. KWAT works with vulnerable refugees and migrant workers from Kachin state in Thailand and Burma to provide leadership training and educational programs to increase awareness of women’s rights, health and environmental protection. KWAT also operates a women's crisis support center at Laiza on the Burma-China border, where trained staff provide emergency assistance to trafficked women.


Women's Crisis Support Centre and Anti-Trafficking Program

Purpose: To prevent and respond to human trafficking and sexual and gender-based violence by providing emergency support to affected women through a crisis support center and community outreach programs.

Project Grant Amount $43,000
Total Grants Received $289,000
Years Supported 9
Theme Civil and Political Rights
Population Served Adolescent girls, Indigenous peoples, Youth, Women, Religious/Ethnic minorities, Refugees and IDPs