Ms. Tone Tinnes Ambassador of Norway to Myanmar delivers messages marking the International Day for the elimination of sexual violence in conflict this year. "As Myanmar is focusing on COVID-19, gender-based violence survivors may face additional challenges seeking and receiving help. On this International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict the embassy of Norway stands in solidarity with the survivors. We will listen to them and act on their experience and decision. We are committed to continue to work with Government of Myanmar to prevent and to end this crime."


This episode presents strategies on how to adapt supervision and staff care remotely in the context of the COVID-19 response where supervisors are unlikely to be physically present where caseworkers are providing services.


UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely working with the Government, UN agencies and humanitarian partner agencies to keep health systems functioning and maintain the provision of sexual and reproductive health services and to ensure availability of and accessibility to critical GBV and mental health and psychosocial support services during COVID-19. This video highlights the dedicated contribution of our drivers in the field offices in Myanmar to UNFPA's programme activity implementation in the times of pandemic outbreak.


Today is Menstrual Hygiene day. UNFPA co-hosted Q&A session in partnership with So What!?. Dr. Phyo Thiha answered everything you ever wondered about periods.


"To eliminate discrimination and stigmatization against LGBTQI, national law and policies to protect their rights should be in place. The organizations supporting LGBTQI community need to provide support to ensure that they have equal rights and support from their family members," says Sue Sha Shinn Thant from Myanmar Youth Affairs Committee.

It is time for us to break the silence and stand up for the rights of LGBTQI. Let’s speak out against stigmatization and discrimination directed at LGBTQI on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and on all days.


"Discrimination against LGBTQI is everywhere including on social media platforms. It is very important to break the silence and stand up for their rights" - Lilly, Mental Health Programme Coordinator at &PROUD, non-profit initiative for Myanmar's LGBTQI community.


When shifting case management services from safe spaces to remote service delivery over the phone, this will have an implication on how to manage confidentiality, and the documentation of GBV cases. This episode presents strategies on how this adaptation can be managed and what organisations need to consider. 


This episode presents how safety planning will be conducted over the phone with survivors whose safety is at risk, particularly for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). 


This episode covers the guiding principles for taking crisis calls; Profiles of  the types of people who will call you and a checklist of things you must have ready before you take a call; How crisis GBV case management on the phone will differ from face to face. 


This episode outlines when to consider remote GBV case management, what you need to shift to remote case management and who should provide it.