- Tour Leaders: Associate Professor Damian Grenfell and Dr Reina Ichii
- Program Dates: 10 – 22 February 2019
- Availability: 20 – 30 places
This is a unique opportunity to undertake study and travel in Myanmar!
Students will participate in lectures, seminars and site visits aimed at building knowledge on gender in the context of contemporary Myanmar. While building knowledge on gender as a concept more generally, this intensive will focus on three key issues a) gender-based violence, specifically violence against women b) women’s political and economic participation and c) women’s business operation.
In addition, students will learn practical gender analysis frameworks and methods used by Action Aid in different sites in Myanmar including Yangon and Bagan. Learning on these issues will enable students to apply a gender perspective to project design, implementation, evaluation in international development projects, as well as to research.
Myanmar is facing many challenges. Learning about the country, especially by engaging with its people at the most loval levels is a key part of ensuring ongoing change within the country over the longer term. So be part of it!
The material fee for this program is approximately $1850 which includes:
- Some meals
- In-country travel
Please note: This cost is charged in a materials fee and must be paid up front
Additional costs to consider:
** Travel insurance:
- RMIT tuition tee
- Host Country Visa (if applicable)
- Personal Expenditure
- Travel expenses related to arriving before and after the program
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443
), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here
|Sun 10 Feb.
||Arrive at accommodation in Yangon. Orientation briefing and dinner.
|Mon 11 Feb
||Orientation (ActionAid organisation structure and introduction to ActionAid development programs).
|Tue 12 Feb
||Gender issues in conflict and emergencies situations, ActionAid strategic plan and priority.
|Wed 13 Feb
||Field visit, interacting with paralegals and word volunteers in HlaingTharYar.
|Thur 14 Feb
||National gender legislation and strategies (Prevention and Protection of Violence against Women Law: PoVAW and National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women: NSPAW)
|Fri 15 Feb
||Frameworks and tools to measure Women’s empowerment
|Sat 16 Feb
||Travel to Bagan
|Sun 17 Feb
|Mon 18 Feb
||Visit Mboutik in Bagan.
|Tue 19 Feb
||Visit women’s social business and marketing site
|Wed 20 Feb
||Myanmar Women Entrepreneur's Association
|Thur 21 Feb
||Visit Australian and Japanese embassies in Myanmar
|Fri 22 Feb
||Program evaluation & debreifing
- This course is open to all undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate coursework (PG) students at RMIT
Application and Selection process
- International Perspective on Community Development (UG: HUSO1301 and PG HUSO2263) PG students have the option of enrolling for 24 points with HUSO2070 Gender Practice in Development
: Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 28 October 2018.
Complete the following questionnaires:
- Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
- Short Term Mobility: General Information
- Under Statement of purpose outlining (one page):
- Why you would make an excellent Global Mobility Ambassador?
- What you wish to achieve from this program?
- Why you are interested in participating in the Gender in Myanmar Study Tour?
- Under Academic Approval copy and paste the below statement in this section:
- "I confirm I have the appropriate amount of elective course available in my program for enrolment, and will seek advice from my Program Coordinator/School if required."
- Additional Supporting information and documents
- CV/Resume (2 pages maximum)
: Approved students will be notified by 3 October 2018
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website
and Global Experience website
for funding options.