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Myauk-U residents using internet service to have a contact with their family members on the Pha-Yar-Thone-Su mountain where small internet signal can be received in center of Myauk-U, after 3 months of internet shutdown. (Photo by Development Medai Group)
“This is the 21st century. Many people use internet for a variety of different reasons. And for us, the internet is a reason we can survive.” – community member, Rakhine State, Myanmar Imagining what it is like to go a day or even a week in this digital age without internet is truly unfathomable...
( ဒီ ဘလော့ဂ်ကို ရေးသားရာတွင် Oxfam ၏ Private Sector Policy Advisor ဖြစ်သော Yaqian Liang မှလည်း ပါဝင်ကူညီပေးထားပါသည်။) ကမ္ဘာကြီးဟာ ရာစုနှစ်တစ်ခုအတွင်း အကြီးမားဆုံး ကပ်ရောဂါဆိုးကြီးနဲ့ ရင်ဆိုင်နေရပါတယ်။ လက်ရှိမှာ ကမ္ဘာ့နိုင်ငံနဲ နယ်မြေဒေသစုစုပေါင်း ၁၉၀ ကျော်မှာ ရောဂါဖြစ်ပွားနေပါတယ်။ လူဦးရေ ၈...
(This blog is prepared with significant contributions from Yaqian Liang, Private Sector Policy Advisor) The world is facing the worst global pandemic in a century, to date it has reached more than 190 countries and territories and an estimated 800,000 or more people are infected, with these number...
Bauk Nu Aung/ Photo-Hkun Li
In this camp for internally displaced people (IDPs), Bawk Nu Awng is like a celebrity; her family lovingly mock her by saying she is now very practiced at giving interviews. This is clear – throughout our discussion, she is laughing, smiling, and giving the kinds of details that bring stories to...
Sayama Zawng Naw/ Photo-Hkun Li
“In general, when people say, ‘a good woman’, they mean someone who doesn’t talk much, stays at home, looks after children, gives birth to children, wears clothes appropriately, is modest - quiet and shy.” Sayama Zawng Naw doesn’t look convinced as she tells me this. The honorific ‘sayama’ is used...
A boat carrying a woman in the river.
Every year March 14, International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated for the Dedication to Solidarity, when diverse communities around the world come together with one voice to say that our rivers matter. The theme for this year International Day of Action for Rivers focuses on Women, Water...
Well renovated by the Oxfam with the funding support from European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid/ Photo: Oxfam in Myanmar
In 2019, Mon state suffered from one of the worst natural disasters in its history. Serious flooding affected the lives of thousands of people, particularly those residing in harder to reach remote villages. Kaw Wat village in Kyite Ma Yaw township, has an population of approximately 400 people and...
Seine – Yaung Chi Thit
Seine – A Strong Woman Leader When Seine Le Le Hset grew up, her father insisted that he was the ”head” of the family and therefore entitled to make all the decisions – something that created a lot of tension between her parents, and even led to domestic abuse. Today Seine leads other women to...
Htun Hlaing - Yaung Chit Thit
Htun Hlaing – A Male Feminist Women in Myanmar face many challenges, including inequality in participation and decision making, discriminating social norms, sexual harassment and gender-based violence etc. Through a number of different programs Oxfam’s partner organization Y aung Chi Thit (Y CT )...
Women IDPs planning community engagement activities in the camps
While the Rohingya crisis is perhaps most visible in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, the underlying drivers have been ongoing in Myanmar for decades. In Rakhine state, Rohingya and many other communities continue to face violence and abuse, with serious consequences for their ability to access...

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