WEAVE works to to build the capacity of displaced women in and outside of the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma, India-Burma and China-Burma borders, so that they are able to take responsibility for their own lives.
Through the Women's Capacity Development Project, technical and financial support is provided to various displaced ethnic women's organisations .
WEAVE trains local teachers so that the community's skills for supporting schools and children are improved, so that in the long term they are no longer reliant on help from NGO’s.
The WEAVE Economic Empowerment and Development programs provide refugee women with the appropriate training to further their self-development and to generate critical income for health and education needs for their families.
Research, Publication and Documentation (RPD) provides campaign education materials on women and children’s public health. It designs, produces, and disseminates culturally appropriate materials in Burmese, Karen, and other ethnic languages such as Chin, Karenni, Lahu, Mon, Kachin and Shan. The topics range from reproductive health, HIV/AIDS awareness, nutrition, family planning, childcare, to violence against women.
WEAVE has a fairtrade shop in Mae Sot in partnership with the Thai Tribal Crafts, a fair trading organization that works with hill tribes in Northern Thailand.
WEAVE is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
Today, women and children refugees face discrimination, low wages, poor living conditions, and have no basic human rights protection from the Thai government.
In the communities where WEAVE works -- along the Thai-Burma border -- immediate family members, communities and caregivers play a vital role.
Motivated by the vision of a world where women and their children are free to excercise their human rights, WEAVE is committed to teaching women to become socially, economically and politically empowered.