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4 June 2018
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UNFPA-supported health volunteer Phyu Phyu Thant makes a home visit after a safe birth with a UNFPA clean delivery kit. Phyo Phyo lives and works in the Dar Paing camp for displaced people who identify as Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
19-year-old Phu Tu Nee went into labour as the first tropical storm of the 2018 monsoon season descended on Myanmar. She gave birth while the rain and storm pounded on the small shelter. The day... Read more
4 May 2018
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Midwife Phyu Phyu Win walks from village to village. “I frequently visit 10 villages so that pregnant women who work all day long can receive regular check-ups and antenatal care without travelling to the clinic.
“It was two in the morning. We were in a small wooden boat pulled here and there by the stream. I barely saw a thing in the dim light. After hours of painful labour, the mother gave a final push to... Read more
10 April 2018
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A comb and a mirror go a long way towards a sense of dignity for this woman in Sin Pite village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
A catching smile spreads across her face as she opens the dignity kit in her simple home. She begins to laugh as she tries out the comb and mirror. Her daughter leans over to touch the bright yellow... Read more
9 April 2018
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Myat Noe Pwint in Myanmar’s Naga Self-Administered Zone after a UNFPA-supported women’s empowerment workshop: “I’ve got a new attitude.”
When they were selecting youth committee members in 23-year-old Myat Noe Pwint’s village, she was told that girls were not competent and would not be qualified to be in leadership positions. Some... Read more
2 April 2018
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Friends from the remote village Ramthlo in Myanmar’s Chin State borrowed a pickup van to go to town to visit the family planning clinic and to have a girly day out.
One day, a nurse arrived in the isolated village of Ramthlo in Myanmar’s Chin State. She spoke to the women in the village about family planning, and told them that they could decide for themselves... Read more
8 March 2018
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Violence against women: #ItsNotOK – Ye Min, UNFPA #Myanmar web developer and Than Zaw Aung, driver, stand up for women’s human rights on International Women’s Day #IWD
Worldwide, inequalities that have allowed discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. In Myanmar, people are taking to the streets and to social media to call for zero tolerance... Read more
7 March 2018
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UNFPA enables Nang Sai and young women in Myanmar realizing their potential by building their skills in financial management, problem solving, decision making, and communication.
Growing up in a small village in Myanmar’s conflict ridden Shan State, the life of Nang Sai Hein Kham, 23, has not been easy. Like many people in Myanmar, and in Shan in particular, she gave up her... Read more
27 February 2018
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Kawt Phan and her one-year-old son relax in the women-friendly space. The better access women have to information about their health and rights, the better care they can take of themselves and their children.
“My husband and I fought most of the time. He yelled at me to mind women business only and to obey him.” A bitter smile reflects as Seng Pan* recalls. Many women like Seng Pan are trapped in a... Read more
23 February 2018
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“I want another child. But not yet.” Kyae belongs to a new generation of women in Myanmar who are making active choices about the timing of their pregnancies.
Kyae Nai is 23 years old. She has been married for two years and she has one child. “I want another child. But not yet”, she says. Kyae belongs to a trailblazing new generation of women in Myanmar... Read more
9 February 2018
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Valentine’s Day has become increasingly popular in Myanmar in recent years. Shops put on big displays of Valentine’s goods. Couples look forward to it as a day to give each other special attention,... Read more

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