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25 September 2017
Feature Story
The staff and publishers of the Monywa Gazette use census data to put local concerns into the public debate and onto the decision makers’ agenda.
Monywa, Myanmar – In the wake of media reforms in Myanmar, the weekly newspaper Monywa Gazette is one of the many small local start-ups. The political and economic transition in Myanmar has paved way... Read more
19 September 2017
Feature Story
Journalists throughout the country are trained to produce fact-based news stories using the census data.
Nan Hnin Thet Wai Khaing became a reporter when she joined the Voice of Shanni Journal in September last year.  Based in city of Mandalay, Hnin reached out to the contacts in other towns through... Read more
8 September 2017
Feature Story
Data from the UNFPA supported census helps journalist students write evidence-based news stories focused on issues crucial to the development of the country.
YANGON, Myanmar – For decades, the lack of accurate and credible data has been an Achilles’ heel for journalists in Myanmar.  With the scarcity of data sources, Myanmar journalists found it hard to... Read more
28 August 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that poverty and disability in Myanmar are intertwined in a vicious circle where both factors reinforce each other. There are twice as many people with... Read more
24 August 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report brings to light extensive data that confirms the disadvantages that women in Myanmar face throughout their lives and in all aspects of society. “Efforts must be... Read more
11 August 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that an estimated 13.5 million people, a quarter of Myanmar’s population, live in housing that is made of materials that can deteriorate rapidly. 3.8... Read more
11 July 2017
Feature Story
The logistics system means that women from remote areas can rely on public health centers to provide a steady supply of contraceptives and reproductive health medicines.
It is in the late afternoon when Nan Aye Aye Lwin visits the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre, after walking the three hours from her little hamlet. Nan Aye Aye Lwin comes with anxiety. She already has... Read more
11 July 2017
Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations Speech by Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar   Your Excellency Vice President U Myint Swe, Your... Read more
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

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