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Stigma or separation: The painful choice facing Myanmar’s single mothers

This photo taken on October 19, 2018 shows an unmarried mother (identity obscured) hanging her baby’s diapers while taking refuge at the Myint Mo Myittar Single Mothers’ Foundation in Yangon.

Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye Mar has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a country where single mothers are ostracised and deemed a “disgrace”.

Date

13.11.2018 | 12:10

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“Shines with the colour of pearls”: Myanmar’s trade in human hair booms

A woman sells her hair at Insein hair market in Yangon, Myanmar, June 18, 2018.

Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon.

Date

05.11.2018 | 13:10

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