35 women has attended to Women Talk has held in Saokhwesao village on December 14, 2013. The morning section was designed to be frank and to get to know each other by telling their names and occupancies. The facilitator named Su Myat Win led the discussion and explained the attendees that the intention of the meeting for the factory workers was to meet monthly and to discuss about their social issues, the existing problems and health related problems.
later, the attendees were asked what they expected from the meeting, what they want to know about women’s health, what kind of diseases are common in Saokhwesao area, what their challenges and how they solve them. According to the answers, the early marriage has led women early pregnancy, family problems and poverty in the area. In the case of abortion, women have to use face unsafe abortion by using inexperienced local nurses (uncertified nurses).
In the afternoon section, women began to discuss about abortion. Firstly, the attendees were divided into 3 groups and let to discuss about how they know about abortion, personal experience and what the ways are in this regard. Then, the group leaders would discuss about their findings. Women Talk has provided the programs like group discussion, brain storming and all participatory activities for the whole day, and it has started at 9am until 3pm.
Women Talk is designed for migrant women to share their experience and to help each other. It was established in late 2005 in order to promote social, gender equality and better quality to solve the daily difficulties of Burmese migrant women in the region.
SAW (social Action for Women) has been conducting Women Talk program once for every month ever since.
Report: Aung Htun Lin