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2 July 2018
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RAKHINE, Myanmar - “Very bad things happen during religious festivals. Most community members go to join in the ceremonies, and those women who remain at home are very vulnerable. Perpetrators find... Read more
25 June 2018
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RAKHINE, Myanmar - “When I grow up, I want to be like Me Me. She has so much knowledge. Every time I come to the Women and Girls Centre I learn something new and I get a little bit closer to being... Read more
20 June 2018
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RAKHINE, Myanmar - From 5 to 7 June 2018, the supporters of UNFPA Myanmar’s Women and Girls First programme visited programme activities in Rakhine State. Donors from Australia, Finland and Italy met... Read more
11 June 2018
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Khin Phyo, 23, and her baby survived thanks to the UNFPA-supported health volunteer’s decision to take her to hospital.
RAKHINE, Myanmar - Khin Phyo, 23, expected to give birth at home with help of a traditional birth assistant. That is how most women in Myanmar’s poor and crisis-ridden Rakhine State give birth. She... Read more
7 June 2018
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UNFPA’s Laura Londén meets clients and staff at a Marie Stopes International sexual and reproductive health and rights clinic in Yangon.
YANGON, Myanmar - Laura Londén, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, visited Myanmar from 16-19 May, 2018. She was accompanied by Björn Andersson, UNFPA... Read more
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.
RAKHINE, Myanmar - 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... 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.
AYEYAWADY, Myanmar - “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... 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.
RAKHINE, Myanmar - 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... 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.”
NAGA, Myanmar - 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... 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

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