WEAVE is supported by the following:
WEAVE is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
RPD collaborates with local health service providers, women’s groups, and international health organizations that are involved on health issues affecting refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDP) and migrants in the Thai-Burma border.
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.
We also rely on donations from private donors.
The Early Childhood Development Project provides technical and financial assistance to over 4,500 pre-school children in over 50 nursery schools managed by ethnic Burmese women's organizations inside and outside of the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma and China-Burma borders.
WEAVE trains local teachers so that the community's skills for supporting schools and children are improved in the long term so that they are no longer reliant on help from NGO’s. Women leaders are trained in project management in order to make sure that the project is sustainable. WEAVE also encourages the parents to actively participate in the development of the potentialities of their children, so that there's a continuity of approach in the nursery school and at home.
The Women's Capacity Development Project aims to build the capacity of displaced women in and outside of the refugee camps so that they are able to take responsibility for their own lives. WEAVE believes that capacity building is a potent tool that leads to genuine empowerment of women to fully realize their potential.
The project provides technical and financial support to various displaced ethnic women's organizations along the Thai-Burma, India-Burma and China-Burma borders.
Economic and employment opportunities are extremely scarce in refugee camps, especially for women. They are faced with the incredible task of providing for themselves and for their families. Our Economic Empowerment and Development programs, particularly income generation, provides refugee women with the appropriate training to further their self-development and to generate critical income for health and education needs for their families.
The main objective of the program is to ensure that Burmese displaced women and girls in Thailand have the opportunity to engage in economic activities and acquire vocational knowledge and skills essential for their development in becoming agents of change in their communities.
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 (Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment) has offices in Chiang Mai, Mae Sot and Mae Hong Son. Projects are based in Karen and Karenni refugee camps along the Thai Burma border. We have recently extended our work to cover the Indo-Burmese border.