Sunday 14 December 2014

80 children across Myanmar call for Government to invest in their childhoods and future

Save the Children in Myanmar and the Department of Social Welfare will host 80 children at the annual children’s forum today, where participants are given the opportunity to make recommendations to the Government of Myanmar to invest in their childhoods and future.

The event will be held at Yangon International Hotel in Yangon from 2-4pm, with Members of Parliament, Department of Social Welfare, Yangon Child Rights Committee, National Child Rights Committee, Business Associations and international non-government organisations present.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Three years into the program, May Kalyar Zaw describes the impact of a child protection project on her

My mother is a member of the child protection group in our village. I was very interested in what she was doing, so I asked her if I could join the child group in our village.Now a member of program, 12-year-old May Kalyar Zaw, living in Hlaing Thar Yar, Myanmar says her mother was a key influence in her joining the Save the Children child protection group. “When I joined the child group, I could share my problems with others and discuss solutions with them. Understanding child rights was very good for me.

Monday 1 December 2014

Struggling with the transition to complementary feeding, support from a nutrition volunteer helped Ma Sandar’s son to a speedy recovery

“[My son] was very sick. He was running a fever, had loss of appetite and was coughing a lot. I was very worried,” said Ma Sandar, 25, who lives in Pha Yar Gyi Su Village, Kani Township, Sagaing Region, Myanmar, with her husband and now almost two-year-old son, Mg Pyae Phyo Win. “[When] the village’s nutrition health worker detected my child to be malnourished. I worried about the consequences,” she said.

Thursday 20 November 2014

Save the Children celebrates 23 years of children’s rights in Myanmar, calls for continued investment in children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation.

The celebration will be held at the Alliance Francaise on Pyay Road in Yangon (20th Nov 2014, 3-5pm), with other events held across Magway, Mandalay, Kayin, Rakhine, Chin, Kachin and Kayah Regions in Myanmar.

Sunday 16 November 2014

As a mother of two, Le Le Win had always believed that beating children when they misbehaved was normal and acceptable.

“When my elder daughter misbehaved, I beat her,” said Le Le Win, a housewife who lives in Hlaing Thar Yar Township, Yangon Region, Myanmar, with her two children and husband. “In our village, it was normal to beat children and use children’s pocket money to buy alcohol. Beating children was seen as the right way to discipline them,” she said.