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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...
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