This past weekend We women foundation celebrated the conclusion of the Emerging Women of Burma campaign. This incredibly successful campaign closed with an equally successful premiere of the Emerging Women of Burma documentary, which profiles the inspiring work of seven women leaders in Burma in order to galvanize the next generation. Two screenings were held one with We women students and the second a public screening at Documentary Arts Asia in Chiang Mai.
Thanks to an array of awareness and fundraising efforts put on by We women staff, volunteers, and friends, the campaign exceeded its $10,000 USD goal to raise over $11,800 USD.
Some of the events our volunteers hosted include awareness campaigns for school children in the United Kingdom, an art auction in Australia and Christmas card donations from a family in the Netherlands.
We also received support from many news outlets around the world that published stories about We women, spreading the message of the Emerging Women Burma. The Daily Beast touted “Burma’s Emerging Female Activists are Ready to Lead,” Yahoo Shine profiled two We women students hot on the path to becoming key social leaders in Burma, and Just Means and WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service linked We women foundation and the Emerging Women of Burma documentary to the global push for increased opportunities for women. Regional news outlets with particularly high influence in Myanmar and Southeast Asia, including Democratic Voice of Burma, the Irrawaddy, and Mizzima News, also published stories about We women and the documentary.
We women foundation is elated to know that we have such great support from the global community in our efforts. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Emerging Women of Burma campaign! Please look out for future screenings and online access to the documentary as well as more information about our programs supporting the academic and career pursuits of Burma’s promising young women.