Myanmar Women Parliamentarians Mentoring Handbook
The doubling of women Members of Parliament (MPs) in Myanmar’s national Parliament at the November 2015 general election was a great achievement and an important step towards strengthening the voice of Myanmar women. Many of the elected women overcame enormous social barriers to enter politics, motivating them to make positive changes in their respective communities. To support them in achieving their goals, Akhaya Women and the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) piloted a mentoring program under the regional Women’s Action for Voice and Empowerment (WAVE) program in 2017/18.
This second edition of the Mentoring Handbook has been developed to assist 2019 Program participants to make the most out of the mentoring experience. It includes practical advice, tips and stories from the women MPs who were part of the Pilot Program. Following a general introduction to mentoring, the Handbook is divided into two sections: one for mentees and one for mentors. It also includes a Mentoring Agreement template to support the development of individualised mentoring plans.