Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association


Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association
   (MMCWA)
   Established in 1991, a major GONGO ("government organized nongovernmental organization"), headed for a time by the wife of former Secretary-1 Khin Nyunt. Its leadership consists of the wives of high-ranking Tatmadaw officers, and membership nationwide is estimated at around 1.1 million "ordinary" and 340,000 "permanent" members. Like the Union Solidarity and Development Association, the MMCWA is designed to assert the government's control at the grassroots level, but some observers have credited it with raising ordinary women's awareness of the dangers of AIDS and the sex industry. Other important GONGOs include the Myanmar Red Cross and the Myanmar Fire Brigade.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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