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25 October 2018

Statistics students meet in contest of minds

YANGON, Myanmar - “As one of the contestants, I am excited to participate in the competition. Whatever ‘WIN’ or ‘LOSE’, this competition will give us an opportunity to learn why statistics is... Read more

17 October 2018

The power to choose how many children to have must rest with women and couples

This statement marks the Myanmar launch of UNFPA’s State of World Population report on 17 October 2018.   Can women and couples in Myanmar choose the number of children to have and when to have them... Read more

16 October 2018

Working into old age to survive in Myanmar

KAYIN, Myanmar — “I have no choice but to pull a trishaw from morning to evening. My wife is sick, and we have to pay for her treatment. I am so tired, but if I stop to rest, she will die.” 66-year-... Read more

23 August 2018

Web portal with in-depth access to census data launched

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - A web portal that gives access to detailed data from the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census was launched on 23 August, 2018. The portal allows policymakers, local... Read more

16 August 2018
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International Youth Day 2018: Safe Spaces for Youth

SHAN, Myanmar - On 12 August, a celebration was held in Ywangan, southern Shan, to mark International Youth Day 2018. Nearly 500 young people and key peace actors attended the event to celebrate... Read more

25 July 2018

Youth camps promote peace in Myanmar

BAGO, Myanmar - “If young people are united, we can have greater participation in the peace-building process”, says 18-year-old Khun Htet Shar from Bago. He is one of over 1000 young people from... Read more

11 July 2018

World Population Day 2018: Family planning is a human right

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - To mark World Population Day 2018, a ceremony was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 11 July. The event celebrated the 2018 World Population Day theme Family planning is a human right.... Read more

2 July 2018

Social workers and doctors team up to defend the life, health and dignity of women inside Myanmar’s camps

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

20 June 2018

Donors visit Rakhine to explore needs and challenges

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
Khin Phyo, 23, and her baby survived thanks to the UNFPA-supported health volunteer’s decision to take her to hospital.

“The health volunteer saved my life” – Combatting maternal death in Rakhine

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