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7 July 2017
Media Advisory
Thanks to voluntary family planning, millions of women in Myanmar are empowered to make a choice in the number of children they want, and to start their families later in life. This gives them an... Read more
30 June 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that while youth literacy in Myanmar is relatively high at 94 per cent, this still means that more than half a million young people cannot read or write... Read more
28 June 2017
Feature Story
UNFPA donors meet with women and girls who are displaced by armed conflict in Kachin.
On 19-21 June, supporters of UNFPA’s Women and Girls First programme joined a UNFPA team on a visit to UNFPA activities in Kachin, Myanmar. During the visit, donors from Australia, Finland, Italy,... Read more
27 June 2017
Media Advisory
YANGON — For the first time, a do-it-yourself contraceptive injection will available in Myanmar. By the press of a finger, a woman can inject it at home and avoid unwanted pregnancy for three months... Read more
22 June 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — Census data shows that women are critical to Myanmar’s development. Today only half of women (50.5 per cent) are in the labour force, compared to 85.6 per cent of men. By realizing... Read more
5 May 2017
Feature Story
Midwife Nan Mya Phyu discusses family planning with Nan Aye Aye Han in Nam Khoke Village, Shan State, Myanmar.
Ma Mar Mar Win listens carefully as the midwife explains about different contraceptive methods. All the time, she thinks about her family. Her husband works in a variety of jobs - farmhand, small... Read more
5 April 2017
Feature Story
Nan Su Su Naing, 19: “Although there is no longer any fighting, we still bear the scars of it.”
The drive to Kat Pa Li Village in Kayin is breath taking. Limestone hills lie bare amid patches of cultivation and green forest. Smoke rising from hamlets under the setting sun completes the picture... Read more
24 March 2017
Feature Story
Population projections allow governments to formulate strategies that harness future opportunities, including youth and gender dividends.
The newly released census report 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census Thematic Report on Population Projections 2014-2050, projects the growth of Myanmar’s population over the next 35 years and... Read more
14 March 2017
Feature Story
Rap duo Y.A.K.: “Use your inner strength.”
On the advent of International Women’s Day, UNFPA celebrated the first year of the Women and Girls First initiative together with a host of local and international partners. At an event in Nay Pyi... Read more
8 March 2017
Feature Story
The “Women and Girls First” initiative drives change for women and girls in Myanmar.
UNFPA marks the 2017 International Women’s Day with a celebration of the Women and Girls First initiative. Women and Girls First captures the spirit of #BeBoldForChange by protecting the rights of... Read more

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