Married women in Chin State give birth to nine children on average, compared to four in Rangoon, according to new data.
Recent revelations about severe abuses inflicted on two young housemaids have highlighted the need for better protection of the rights of girls and women.
Supporters of a woman who suffered a horrific acid attack in Mon State three months ago gathered in Rangoon today to call for justice and an end to gender-based violence.
As war continues in Burma’s border areas, calls grow to end attacks on women.
Women’s activists and lawmakers say a stigma on single mothers should be addressed and youth sex education expanded to stop a rise in abandoned newborns.
A pledge for more women in leadership roles and in the ongoing peace process has been demanded by the Karen Women’s Organisation.