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UK agency calls for most vulnerable to be given a say in Myanmar’s future

By Mizzima  February 19, 2019

UK’s development minister Penny Mordaunt (centre) meets women in Yangon who are being protected from trafficking, gender inequality and other risks by working for UK-funded projects. Photo: Supplied

YANGOON, Myanmar – On her first visit to Myanmar, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt called for the most vulnerable to be given a say in their country’s future after shifting the work of UK aid there to help disadvantaged and conflict-affected people, the website ‘openaccessgovernment.org’ reported.

In Yangon, Ms Mordaunt met women who are being protected from modern day slavery, trafficking, gender inequality and poor sexual and reproductive health, at the Eden Project and Aung Myin Hmu, both supported by UK aid through the Department for International Development (DFID).

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt was quoted as saying, “I believe the British people want human rights to be at the heart of the work we do and for UK aid to be delivered in the smartest way possible.

In Yangon I’ve seen UK aid doing just that by tackling organised crime, protecting vulnerable girls from trafficking, training women to have jobs and livelihoods and giving British businesses confidence in the standards of their supply chains here.”

http://mizzima.com/article/uk-agency-calls-most-vulnerable-be-given-say-myanmars-future

From: MIZZIMA (Myanmar) February 19, 2019

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