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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
YANGON, Myanmar - 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... 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.
SHAN, Myanmar - 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,... 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.
SHAN, Myanmar - “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... Read more
23 February 2018
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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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YANGON, Myanmar - 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... Read more
2 February 2018
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CHIN, Myanmar - Ngun Hlei Tling was pregnant with her third child when the midwife detected a serious complication. The midwife knew immediately that Hlei’s life was in danger. She helped rush Hlei... Read more
25 January 2018
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Women and girls who have fled from armed conflict in Mansi in northern Myanmar receive dignity kits at the Man Weing Gyi camp. The UNFPA dignity kits help displaced women maintain their personal hygiene and sense of dignity.
KACHIN & SHAN, Myanmar - As people flee their homes, escaping armed conflict in northern Myanmar, UNFPA is working to meet the immediate hygiene and protection needs of the displaced women and... Read more
15 January 2018
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CHIN, Myanmar - Every year, almost 50,000 teenage girls in Myanmar give birth. One of them is Thiri, a teenager in a small Myanmar town. “My boyfriend and I were in love. We were so close and so... Read more
29 December 2017
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“I felt like a great load taken off from me”, says Win Win about being able to access contraceptives. “Now we can decide for ourselves what is appropriate for our family.“
“When I fell in love with my husband, I never imagined that our lives would be so harsh. We both come from poor families, we have little education, and we lacked information about many issues of life... Read more
22 December 2017
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The census dissemination workshop forms an additional platform for peacebuilding empowering both individuals and groups to discuss the census results for the common good.
“Nothing would be better than seeing many groups in communities come together and discuss for the common good” says U Yee Thant, a Senior Officer, Department of Immigration, Hpa-An District. In the... Read more

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