Welcome to Women's League of Chinland (WLC)
WLC focuses on Chin women (from Burma) capacity building through workshops, training programs, safe houses and income generation. Additionally in the promotion of women’s participation in politics through lobbying and advocacy campaigns regionally and internationally.
The Works of WLC:
WLC started basic health training chin children
as many as they can, since 2009 with the support
of HART. While doing so, WLC brought basic
medical needs as many as possible; such as pain
killers, vitamins, and deworming tablets for
Chin people long to meet the WLC’s health
workers and representatives though they were not
recognized by any Government. They long to hear
what the WLC representatives said in guiding
them for looking after their own heath as basic
health training. Though the representatives of
the WLC impart basic information, they are happy
to hear as they hardly were taught such
information to such remote villages. Lacking the
awareness, the people are infected repeatedly
and in multitudes by many communicable diseases,
not knowing how to look after themselves without
any medical help, but to prevent themselves
through hygienic measures, taking of balance
diet, and the importance to drink much of clean
water may seem to be very simple but these are
the urgent need of the people in the villages of
the Chin state due to not attending schools at
adequate level and not being given awareness
enough by the SPDC. Knowing the situation, the
FBR, HART of UK granted WLC for doing such
important task since 2009 till date. As such the
pictures posted were done through the help of
HART, and the CSW for giving 5 cameras, UNSW one
camera to WLC.
WLC also did publication for basic health
information needed for the people with the
supports of WEAVE in 2009.
WLC, with UNSW organized trainings on
Counseling, advocacy, and livelihood for members
of different organizations within Mizoram and
Manipur and also few women from Chin State in
2009 and 2010.
WLC was able to send few trainees in each year
when GHAP organized training.
WLC also organized a constitution and Gender
based equality in 2009 funded by Global Fund for
Helping vulnerable women at the Safe House:
With the help of BRC, WLC has been working to
help many women under difficult situation by
giving a shelter called safe house. WLC has a
counselor who stays in the safe house and her
assistant. There are always two clients in
alternative times regularly. Most of the women
WLC helped were with different problems
especially were domestic violence.
WLC also helps with the support of UNSW,
Australia since January 2010 women, especially
singled parents who are unable to look after
themselves when they were sick, and unable to
support their children’s education.
WLC started supporting the Chin children since
2008 by giving materials to 7 villages along the
border and again supported with teachers to
poorer villages in the year 2009-2010 March with
the help of “Children on the Edge”. In 2009 with
the help of Children on the Edge, WLC covered 49
villages supporting with materials.
Now WLC is able to establish a school in Delhi
for Chin Refugee children as supported by
“Children on the Edge”
WLC also conducted basic computer course in the
office charging minimum fee from each trainee in
the office. There were six registered trainees.
Amongst them 2 were male.
WLC is focusing to help the poorer of the
poorest children’s education as much as possible
within Mizoram and Chin State.
Nutritional support to Chin famine affected
As famine affect many parts of Chin state in
addition to the prolong poverty, WLC had also
marched and help those famine affected areas
giving pulses(dal), rice, edible oil, sugar,
Working with Chin Civil Society inside Chin
Being in touch with the people of Chin through
education and basic health training, WLC came to
know more about the needs of the people and the
people are looking very much forwards WLC with
great hope for helping them as their needs are
of much. Therefore, the members of WLC are ready
to act as a bridge for the people and work for
them such as to help constructing their water
wells, for drawing clean water by pipes, helping
to construct hydro electric power generation,
construction of school building etc.
Income Generation of WLC:
WLC worked to make beautiful bags from woven
materials and were shown with the respective
prices in the gallery.