Ensuring reproductive rights for all


UNFPA’s Laura Londén meets clients and staff at a Marie Stopes International sexual and reproductive health and rights clinic in Yangon.

7 June 2018

Inclusion and equal access are priorities as UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director visits Myanmar

Laura Londén, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, visited Myanmar from 16-19 May, 2018. She was accompanied by Björn Andersson, UNFPA Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. An important part of the mission was to seek common ground for providing services for women and girls

A comb and a mirror go a long way towards a sense of dignity for this woman in Sin Pite village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

10 April 2018

UNFPA dignity kits reach women in Rakhine ahead of monsoon

A catching smile spreads across her face as she opens the dignity kit in her simple home. She begins to laugh as she tries out the comb and mirror. Her daughter leans over to touch the bright yellow t-shirt, and to smell its clean newness. The mother and daughter in Sin Pite village are two of both Muslim and Buddhist women in

Myat Noe Pwint in Myanmar’s Naga Self-Administered Zone after a UNFPA-supported women’s empowerment workshop: “I’ve got a new attitude.”

9 April 2018

Naga women on the rise: “I’ve got a new attitude”

When they were selecting youth committee members in 23-year-old Myat Noe Pwint’s village, she was told that girls were not competent and would not be qualified to be in leadership positions. Some people in the village nominated girls all the same, but they were rejected for the sole reason of being girls. “I accepted this at



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