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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.

Thazin Thiri Khit mobilized her neighbourhood to improve their living conditions

18 August 2016

UNFPA encourages Myanmar youth to participate more to achieve sustainable development

Thazin Thiri Khit remembered the days in 2013 when she lived in a complex of apartment buildings in Dagon Seikkan Township, a bustling south-eastern suburb of Yangon City, where the back alley was strewn with litter and teeming with mosquitoes, cockroaches and insects.

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