Photo: Julia Wallace/IRIN
11 Jul, 2017
Women belonging to different religious minorities in the restive Rakhine State in Myanmar are mending fences as they learn to read, write and sew, the UN said on Friday. The project, supported by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, promotes peaceful co-existence through vocational training classes. It's based in the town of Maungdaw, where media reports say Rohingya Muslims suffered a "brutal crackdown" at the hands of the local police.