Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment is a core policy priority for the Australian Government and is centred on women’s economic empowerment, women in leadership and the elimination of violence against women.
Australia Awards Myanmar aims for equal participation by women and men. All women – in particular, women from excluded and marginalised groups and women with disability – are encouraged to apply for Australia Awards.
A range of adjustments and support are available at different stages of the Australia Awards process to remove barriers to fair participation that women may experience. Australia Awards Myanmar aims to offer at least 50% of scholarships to women.