The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement administers Burma's social welfare, social relief and resettlement affairs. 

The Department is performing as focal Department in providing Social Welfare Services for those who are facing with social problems. The services such as preventing from social problems, emerging the volunteers who could be sharing and providing social services in the community, carrying out social development and providing services through social work methods are run by this Department.

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Policy, legislation and its implementation
Strong Disability Policy in Myanmar (Burma)

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Formulation of Disability Policy after a situation analysis and in cooperation with National Committee on Rights of People with Disabilities in 5 years

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Inclusive education sector plans
Develop, train, and support a professional education work force that responds to inclusive education and encourages teachers with disabilities into the profession

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Training teachers in pre-service teacher education institutions in Burma to teach Children with Disabilities and Special Education Needs in 5 years

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Inclusive environments in the workplace
Align existing policies and legislation with the CRPD, or develop new CRPD compliant policy/legislation in conjunction with repealing legislation that contravenes the CRPD.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Discussion of CRPD with employers and private sector to promote inclusion at workplace in 5 to 10 years.

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

New programmes or services
Exploration on the use of Assistive technology.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Working with development partners and IT companies to explore how PwDs can be assisted with technology in their access to state education in 5 years

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Commit resources to support strengthened disability data
Announce commitment to undertake a national disability survey with direct input from and/or in partnership with organisations of persons with disabilities

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: With support of DFID and other development partners, conduct a national disability survey in 5 years  

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

Develop and publish National Action Plans and information on disability inclusion including timelines and resources, in close consultation with organisations of persons with disabilities and including under-represented groups such as women with disabilities

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: With findings from  National disability survey results and with the formulation of Disability policy, design more inclusive plans for women and girls with disabilities in 5 years

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Explore ways to support persons with disabilities in conflict affected areas in Burma (Myanmar).

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Work with existing programmes or design new programmes with the support of DFID to address the needs of PwDs in Rakhine and Kachin conflict areas

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018