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GlobalPost’s Hanna Ingber returns to Myanmar, also known as Burma, where she lived for a year under the harsh rule of the military junta, and brings us the stories of women fighting for access to basic health care, political freedom and justice.

Myanmar HIV/AIDS clinic Yangon
Decades of neglect by former junta cause tens of thousands to die for lack of care.

Families sit in an HIV/AIDS clinic in Yangon's South Dagon township in Myanmar.

Kachin State rape sexual abuse
Kachin women gather evidence, but leaders and some activists say time isn...
Mae Tao Clinic Mae Sot
New government pledges more investment into dilapidated system as women...
Myanmar women textile strike
Meet some lesser-known women who have worked in Aung San Suu Kyi's...
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Despite reforms in non-conflict areas, health care in eastern Burma is...
Migrants protest Brussels 2014

The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.

About This Project

Recent news coverage of Myanmar has focused on promising developments in this long-suffering nation: the nascent political reforms, the election of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament, and the West’s suspension of sanctions.

However, little attention has been paid to more immediate needs of the Burmese people like affordable, decent maternal healthcare and more challenging obstacles like providing justice for past military abuses.

This series explores the status of women's rights in Myanmar during this time of transition and evaluates the impact of reforms on women's health, rights and political involvement.

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