Abortions in Myanmar are punishable by prison time, unless women can prove their pregnancy puts their lives at risk. The lack of access to safe, legal abortions forces some women to resort to life-threatening measures.
In Myanmar, the 2008 Constitution emphasises a “special place for Buddhism”. There were hopes a National League for Democracy government would promote greater religious tolerance, but activists have so far been disappointed.
The authorities in Yangon, Myanmar, had meant for the move of the Strand Night Market to ease traffic congestion and improve the regulation of street hawkers, but gaps in planning ended up causing a drop in business.
Poverty and peaking ethnic tensions fuel human trafficking in Myanmar, putting millions of women and other marginalised groups at risk.
This week, Adam Bemma speaks with a Syrian refugee stuck in the transit lounge of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Victoria Milko visits churches in Yangon trying to keep ethnic languages alive, Calum Stuart talks to Michael Tatarski about online freedom and the cybersecurity law in Vietnam and Teguh Harahap reflects on his experience writing about LGBT “exorcisms”.
Sementara tindakan keras terhadap Rohingya berlanjut di negara bagian Rakhine, Rohingya di Yangon telah maju melawan keterangan yang salah dan mempromosikan perdamaian.
As the crackdown against the Rohingya continues in Rakhine State, Rohingya in Yangon come forward to combat misinformation and promote peace.