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Young people are leading the way on global concerns from climate change to gender equality, especially in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. They have the right to make choices about their body and life.

Yet it’s true that they cannot always realize their rights. UNFPA pledges to do everything we can to act with young people on the challenges they face. We stand with them in their fight to claim the world they imagine - and deserve.

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Seng Bu has an important story to share. "Before that, I felt shy to talk about menstruation. I did not dare to ask someone," said Seng Bu, 19 who lives in Northern #Shan.


During 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, this video is to promote about the devastating impacts of gender-based violence and violence against women and girls in the context of COVID-19, to promote non-violence behaviour and positive communication between couples and to encourage men engagement.


The United Nations Day Message of Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar.





Women around the world face a number of obstacles accessing contraceptives. Myanmar is no different. COVID-19 pandemic is straining public health systems globally, interrupting and delaying many kinds of critical health care. Family planning and contraception are among the most frequently disrupted health services, with 7 in 10 countries experiencing disruptions. UNFPA – the world’s largest provider of donated contraceptive supplies – is working to ensure the flow of family planning supplies to health systems and remote and at-risk communities.


Marking World Contraception Day 2020, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency organized Talk Show. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was organized via zoom and live-streamed on UNFPA Myanmar Facebook page on 26 September 2020.

The Panelists are:

♦ Dr. Sid Naing, Country Director Marie Stopes International (MSI) Myanmar

♦Dr. Hnin Hnin Lwin, Deputy Director, Maternal and Reproductive Health Division, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Sports

♦ Shin Nyein Mel, Founder, Mommy Cook Foundation

♦ Dr Phio Thiha, Adolescent and Youth SRHR speaker & Head of Trainer, DKT Myanmar

♦ Dr. Myintzu Aye, Programme Analyst, UNFPA Myanmar (Moderator)


On this World Humanitarian Day, we pay special tribute to the #RealLifeHeroes who are committed their life to help others. UNFPA recognizes and appreciates the commitment of humanitarian heroes who are working across Myanmar.


Even before the pandemic, mental health issue among young people has always been a key concern. “COVID-19 makes the existing situation worse and it creates more burden on well- beings of young people. We need to think positively what the best thing we can do out of this crisis.” – Dr Phio Thiha


COVID-19 has a great impact on women and elder population. “Since Myanmar has larger population of elder people and women according to 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, we need to strengthen the COVID-19 response and prevention more attentively.” – Dr. Khaing Khaing Soe, Department of Population, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.


Women and girls face challenges to access health care including sexual and reproductive health care during #COVID19. Find out how you can protect yourself and reach for help and health services. "Pregnant women are more vulnerable to expose the risk of corona virus." - Dr. Myint Moh Soe, Director, Maternal and Reproductive Health Division

This year's celebration was held in Nay Pyi Taw with the theme “Putting the brakes on COVID-19: how to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now.”