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8 March 2017
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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
17 February 2017
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Village women and girls listen intently during Dr Aye’s GBV awareness-raising session
In late 2016, UNFPA, in collaboration with partner organizations the Myanmar Medical Association (MMA), Marie Stopes International and Association François-Xavier Bagnoud initiated the project, “... Read more
15 February 2017
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Families, including pregnant women, children, and disabled and elderly people, flee shelling and airstrikes in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State.
Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December 2015, almost 7,000 people have fled the area amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run are 260... Read more
30 January 2017
Statement
Yangon, Myanmar - The UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar condemns in the strongest terms the killing of U Ko Ni who was shot dead at the Yangon airport on 29 January, 2017 and expresses her sincerest... Read more
18 January 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar - A new census report reveals that an estimated 4.25 million people who were born in Myanmar now live abroad. This number includes the 2.02 million household members reported to be... Read more
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
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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
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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
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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

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