CPI works to educate and empower the people of Myanmar to have access to sexual and reproductive health services and to support their right to make individual choices. This encompasses physical, social and mental well-being. Through community partnerships, we ensure that people have access to the information, services and safe, effective and affordable contraception they need.
Our activities are particularly focused on women, girls, adolescents and groups at high risk from sexually transmitted infections. A large component of our sexual & reproductive health supports survivors of gender-based violence to access specialized health care services to support their recovery.
Building Community Support with and for Women Period: 2017 Donor(s): United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Geographic Coverage: 123 villages in Kayin State, Myanmar Approx. Population Coverage: 65,000 people Community Partners International is working with the Karen Department of Health and Welfare to support 13 community clinics in Kayin (Karen) State to raise awareness and understanding of gender-based violence in the communities they serve, and provide the first line of health care and support to survivors. As part of this project, CPI has also set up a specialist clinic in Kyainseikgyi town where community clinics can refer patients for specialist health care, support, counseling and onward referral services.