February 13, 2017

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UN special envoy meets Chairperson of Pyithu Hluttaw’s Rule of Law, Stability and Tranquillity Committee, visits women’s hostels

UNHCR Special Envoy  Ms Angelina Jolie Pitt  visits women workers  in Hlinethaya Township. mna
UNHCR Special Envoy Ms Angelina Jolie Pitt visits women workers in Hlinethaya Township.mna

UNHCR Special Envoy Ms Angelina Jolie Pitt paid a courtesy call on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Pyithu Hluttaw’s Rule of Law, Stability and Tranquillity Committee, at the latter’s residence here on Saturday, officials said.
The chairperson and the UN special envoy together visited two women’s hostels in Hlinethaya Township, where they spoke to residents about the challenges they faced.
The Oscar-winning actor encouraged them and pledged support, according to residents Ma Zar Zar Aung and Ma Khine Khine, adding that they complained to the special envoy about their low pay.
Ms Jolie Pitt also met squatters in the township and asked about their livelihood challenges. In addition, she held talks with social organizations and interfaith friendship groups.
The UN special envoy left the country on Saturday evening.
Min Thit/Zaw Gyi/GNLM

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