Integrated Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) interventions to enhance LGBTQIA+ mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Myanmar. Request for quotation

Beneficiary countries: Myanmar
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 19-Jul-2022
Deadline on: 16-Aug-2022 12:00 (GMT 6.30)


UNFPA is the lead UN agency that expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives. 

In 2021, UNFPA Myanmar commissioned a Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs Assessment of the LGBTQIA+ population, including a survey of more than 1,500 self-identifying LGBTQIA+ individuals from around the country. The data revealed concerning evidence around the wellbeing and safety of LGBTQIA+ people. Mental health outcomes for LGBTQIA+ populations are poor – with the most serious statistics from the study indicating that half of LGBTQIA+ people had considered self-harm, and of those, nearly half had acted upon this urge. Furthermore, around half had thought about suicide, and of those, nearly 1-in-3 had made an attempt on their life. These worrying results can be attributed to the widespread violence, discrimination and marginalization suffered by LGBTQIA+ individuals across the country. These dynamics impede their access to healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities, which in turn, further exacerbates poor mental health.

As a lead-agency in the field of GBV, MHPSS and SRHR, UNFPA strongly commits to support providing integrated and multi-stakeholder approach in order to address gender inequalities and discriminatory social norms forming the root causes of the violence, discrimination and marginalisation experienced by LGBTQIA+ people.