The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Myanmar, we work with local partners in promoting civic education, fostering democratic governance and strengthening the foundation of a market-based economy. The foundation officially opened a country office in Yangon in 2013. We firmly believe that individual freedoms and responsibilities are prerequisites for an open, free and democratic society. Should you have any question or suggestion about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Equity & Empowerment: Keys for Success Among Myanmar Women
“In Myanmar, women, although may know their ways forward, are quite restricted by their societal or family norms,” Su Su Nge from the Fifth Pillar said. “Because of these, they see the road and the garden in front of them but dare not come down from the house to walk their way forward.”
Embracing equity is the right thing to do
The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren't enough. In this year quote, “Embrace Equity” for recognising that each women have different circumstances and allocates resources and opportunity needed to reach an equal outcome. #Equality means each individual is given the same resources and opportunities.
Launching Land of Growth Card Game to Myanmar Audience
In an exciting development for fans of business and economics, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Myanmar Office launched a new market economy card game on 27th January 2023. The game, called "Land of Growth", is developed by the FNF Thailand Office to stimulate a complex market economy in a user-friendly and engaging way. They also need to adapt to changing market conditions, such as fluctuations in demand and supply, and respond to the actions of other players.
Global Europe – Global Expectations
Today, we are experiencing that the European Union and its model of democratic societies are losing their worldwide popularity. The growing global influence of actors with values, political systems, and worldviews that are diametrically opposing to those of the EU, as well as the renaissance of geopolitical blocs (as evidenced by the abstention of some states in the UN in condemning Russia's war of aggression), further reinforce this trend.
Liberal Human Rights Work 2022
In over 60 countries, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom promotes human rights and supports organizations and human rights defenders working for the protection of human rights and the rule of law. This report offers an insight into the foundation's Liberal Human Rights work in 2022.
Share Your Story. Empower Others.
Myanmar’s society does not support open dialogue. It is a culture “to keep one’s own business to oneself”. Sharing one’s success story is seen as boastful behavior; talking about personal struggles and how they were managed is often portrayed as unnecessary. However, less talking, less understanding of each other, and less sympathy for others means more suffering.
Can women succeed in tech industry?
Women face barriers to success in male-dominated tech industry. Khin Sandar Aung is one of the few women, who made it to a senior position. It was definitely not an easy journey. In Myanmar’s society jobs in tech are considered to be for men. Women are supposed to become housewives or pursue a career in a field that is typical for women.