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6 December 2016
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Aung Htwe is part of a growing group of men who stand up against domestic violence in camps for displaced people in Myanmar
Aung Htwe, 41, had to flee his home in Nam San Yam village in northern Myanmar when fighting between armed forces reached his village. For the last five years, he’s lived in a camp for displaced... Read more
2 December 2016
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“The most difficult part of my job is the repeated cases, where the husband will not change his behaviour, where the wife is not able to leave, and where she is abused again and again”, says GBV caseworker Lu Bu.
“Some women are very upset and are not able to immediately explain what has happened. I have to help them relax and become calm before they can talk.” Daw Lu Bu is a caseworker at a UNFPA-supported... Read more
1 December 2016
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A peer to peer knowledge sharing among sex workers in a café
Ma San San Aye, a woman in her forties with short hair, picked up the ringing mobile phone and spoke for a few minutes. “Sorry, it’s one of my peers,” she apologized with a smile, and continued the... Read more
29 November 2016
Statement
Statement on Safeguarding Women and Girls in Myanmar’s Rakhine State UNFPA, Yangon, 29 November 2016 — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is calling for urgent safeguarding of the health and... Read more
28 November 2016
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GBV awareness-raising sessions for boys and men in the Maina AG IDP camp, Kachin, Myanmar.
On a Wednesday afternoon in the monsoon month of September, the community hall at the Myo Ma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Waing Maw Township, Kachin, Myanmar, is full of people.... Read more
25 November 2016
Statement
Violence against women and girls is a silent emergency in Myanmar. It ranges from groping on buses to human trafficking. It includes harassment, cyber exploitation, psychological and economic... Read more
25 November 2016
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Don’t mess with us. The staff at the Women and Girls Centre in Waing Maw, Kachin, Myanmar, are giving women and men the power to stop gender-based violence in their own communities.
Gender-based violence is a silent emergency in Myanmar. There is groping on buses, harassment, cyber exploitation, date rape, trafficking and more. And there is domestic violence. Marital rape is... Read more
21 October 2016
Statement
Dr Werner Haug gives a press statement about the 7th in-country ITAB meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
Nay Pyi Taw Note: The International Technical Advisory Board (ITAB) was formed in January 2013. ITAB’s role in the 2014 Population and Housing Census in Myanmar is to provide advice to the Government... Read more
20 October 2016
Statement
Welcome to the release of The State of World Population 2016, published by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. This year’s report is entitled, “10: How our future depends on a girl at this... Read more
20 October 2016
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Many children drop out of school at the age of 10 in villages where access to further education is limited
According to the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, young people, aged 10-24, account for almost 30 per cent of the total population; a huge potential reservoir for the development of the... Read more

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