Rape and domestic violence aid groups in Mon State say instances of both are up amid rising unemployment and stay-at-home orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Podcast: rape and domestic violence rise amid the pandemic

In Mon State, organisations that work on issues related to domestic violence and rape say cases of both are rising as a result of stay-at-home orders in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as well as rising unemployment that the pandemic has caused.

This story is by Wonsa Mon, Aye Aye Aung and Zar Ni.

Doh Athan is a weekly podcast which looks at human rights issues from around Myanmar. It is made by Frontier with media partners from around the country, through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle and the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.

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