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YIC members manage the ambulance service in Sarmalauk.

23 September 2016

Youth Information Corner in Sarmalauk manages its own ambulance service

Standing proudly in front of the ambulance, Ko Win Naung remembers when the initiative was first suggested. “It was on a rainy day in August, 2015, he said, “I was chatting with my friends. A friend recounted his experience of accompanying a referral case to Yangon Central Women’s Hospital.

An elderly woman visiting a UNFPA-supported Women and Girls Centre in Myitkyina, Kachin State.

30 August 2016

Growing old in Myanmar: One in five elderly people have to work

Myanmar is ageing. There are more elderly people in Myanmar than ever before. In the last 30 years the number of older persons (aged 65 and over) per 100 young persons (aged under 15) has almost doubled to 20.1. In the coming decades this ratio, the ageing index, will only continue to increase, only more rapidly.

Kachin police are assessed on their knowledge about GBV at the start of the training

19 August 2016

Training on gender-based violence continues for Myanmar’s police

Building on an initiative that began earlier this year, UNFPA and the Myanmar Anti-Narcotics Drug Association (MANA) is organizing a series of capacity building trainings to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) for the police of Myanmar in Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States, where GBV is prevalent.

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