Building a Culture of Peaceful Pluralism in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Phase II

Reporting Organization:Internews Network
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,172,323
Timeframe: March 19, 2020 - March 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Internews Network

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Myanmar - $ 1,586,161.50 (50.00%)

Sri Lanka - $ 1,586,161.50 (50.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (30 %)

Protection (30 %)

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This project aims to tackle rising hate speech and disinformation that is fueling ethnic and religious extremism, violence, and conflict in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Building on Phase I of this project, which works to establish a cross-border cohort of journalists and activists to respond and report on peaceful pluralism issues, Phase II aims to solidify gains achieved, and further expand participant skills, collaboration, and networking in both countries. Project activities include: (1) furthering the skills of women that were trained on peaceful pluralism issues in Phase I, now as mentors; (2) providing training to a core cadre of women journalists and activists on digital safety and security to respond to contextual and gender challenges; (3) organizing cross-culture media exchanges and supporting technical story productions; (4) building the capacity of youth in peaceful pluralism, media, and civil society; and (5) expanding national and regional networks by providing an open space to discuss religious and ethnic diversity issues between media, women journalists, activists and other stakeholders.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) positive changes in public opinion on issues of religious freedom and ethnic diversity issues in support of peaceful pluralism in Myanmar and Sri Lanka; (2) increased access to high quality information about religious freedom, human rights and ethnic or religious diversity; and (3) increased capacity of journalists and activists, particularly women, to report safely on issues of religious freedom, human rights and ethnic or religious diversity; and (3) increased national engagement between media and key stakeholders focused on issues of religious freedom, human rights and ethnic or religious diversity.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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