Meet T.O.

T.O.* is the founder and director of WAP, an organization based in Myanmar known for addressing gender-based violence (GBV), promoting gender equality, and increasing women’s political participation in peace processes since its establishment in 2014. She actively participated in the peace process of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in 2015 and continues to support action on the ground through conducting workshops on women’s rights, peace education, advocacy, security awareness, and negotiation skills.

WAP’s Woman and Girl Center and Paralegal Center is providing comprehensive support to GBV survivors and marginalized communities, including LGBTQI+ and persons with disabilities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, T.O. mobilized resources to provide essential health supplies to internally displaced persons, particularly pregnant women and war refugees.

Mi Mor from JCS, together with TO from WAP, will foster collaboration between both teams through trainings and exchanges on both programming issues and operational processes. JCS will train the WAP team on women’s leadership in crisis situations, while WAP will lead a training on crisis prevention and management for JCS.

*To ensure the protection of this WPHF partner, her name and identifying details have been changed.