The Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO) was established in 2000 in response to the lack of women actively participating within other Ta’ang organizations. Due to changes in Myanmar, PWO changed its name to Ta’ang Women’s Organization (TWO) to cooperate more closely with local communities. TWO was formed with the intention of educating and empowering women so that they could develop and strengthen their own self-determination and achieve equality of participation. To achieve this mission and make sustainable change, TWO provides gender and human rights training to Ta’ang women and their communities to increase international and community knowledge of the Ta’ang people, their histories and cultures, and raise awareness of the human rights abuses suffered by Ta’ang people. TWO believes that educational training and awareness raising in the community at the grassroots level is important, especially in ethnic armed group bases in rural areas. TWO program activities include: combating gender-based violence, women’s political development, health education, information documentation, research, culture and literature, advocacy and outreach, and working with internally displaced persons.
Under the DPP, TWO is implementing women’s empowerment activities. https://taangwomen.org/