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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

16 March 2021

UNFPA Executive Director's Statement on Myanmar

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, strongly reiterates the statements made by the office of the United Nations Secretary-General in condemning the escalating use of... Read more

23 February 2021

UNFPA Statement on the Situation in Myanmar

In light of the unfolding events in Myanmar, UNFPA joins the wider United Nations family in expressing its strongest concern over the adverse impacts on the rights, safety, health and well-being of... Read more

5 January 2021

Myanmar launches the National Youth Policy Strategic Plan (2020-2024)

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – The launching ceremony of Myanmar National Strategic Plan for Youth Policy (2020-2024) was held in Nay Pyi Taw. It was organized virtually by the Ministry of Social Welfare,... Read more