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8 March 2022

Statement by the United Nations in Myanmar on International Women's Day 2022

On International Women’s Day, the UN in Myanmar reaffirms its solidarity and commitment to the women and girls across Myanmar. As we mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, the United Nations... Read more

7 December 2021

UNFPA held 16 Days of Activism Webinar with CSOs on GBV Prevention and Responses in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar – As a part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign, UNFPA held a webinar with CSOs on GBV prevention and responses on 7 December 2021. More than 80... Read more

2 December 2021

GBV Hotline Minimum Standards Launched for Myanmar

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, UNFPA is launching the Myanmar Minimum Standards for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Hotlines (available in English and Burmese). The... Read more

25 November 2021

Joint Statement on 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence in Myanmar

Globally, nearly 1 in 3 women have been abused in their lifetime. In Myanmar, although data on Violence against Women is extremely limited, estimates are that at least 21 per cent of ever-married... Read more

10 November 2021

Empowering local women and safeguarding their livelihood through innovative project on menstrual health management amid humanitarian crises

“Menstrual hygiene is essential for women and adolescent girls. Being a displaced person staying at the IDP camp, I have limited access to sanitary pads and hygiene products. Without having any... Read more

29 September 2021

UNFPA provides mental health and psychosocial support through online portal

YANGON, Myanmar – “People experience different mental health and psychosocial issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and political crisis. The range of issues may vary from stress and anxiety at one end... Read more

1 August 2021

Joint statement of UNFPA and UN Women in Myanmar

Impacts of the compounded political and health crisis on women and girls in Myanmar   Yangon – Six months since the military takeover in Myanmar, the country faces a compounded political and public... Read more

11 July 2021

Empowering women in Myanmar to exercise sexual and reproductive health rights and choices in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

Yangon, MYANMAR— “I am the mother of three children. As a housewife, I have to rely on my husband’s income. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are earning less and less, and it barely make ends meet.... Read more

19 June 2021

Statement attributable to UNFPA Office in Myanmar with the Embassies of Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Since 2015, this day has drawn urgent global attention to this insidious form of violence. Today, we use this... Read more

6 May 2021

Midwife, a community guardian of sexual and reproductive health, saves the lives of women and girls in Myanmar.

Yangon, Myanmar – “Midwifery is my life and my passion. My parents used to travel a lot across the country especially to the remote areas of Myanmar when I was young. I saw how difficult the lives of... Read more