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10 January 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar, 10 January 2017 — A new census report reveals that despite its young population, Myanmar must position itself well if it is to harness a demographic dividend – the phenomenon which... Read more
26 December 2016
Feature Story
Dr Kyaw and his mobile clinic give displaced women in Kachin access to maternal health care, contraceptives, and gynaecological check-ups.
When Dr Kyaw Linn Htun arrives at the Thar Ga Ya camp for displaced people on a Tuesday morning, almost 20 women are already lined up to see him. They fled their homes four years ago when the armed... Read more
19 December 2016
Feature Story
The Mock sentencing and hearing in progress.
Thuzar, an undergraduate student from Yangon’s Dagon University, read the statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, and agreed. The statement says... Read more
6 December 2016
Feature Story
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
Feature Story
“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
Feature Story
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
Feature Story
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
Feature Story
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

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