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 (YANGON) Outside an overtime shift at the York Garment Factory in Hlaing Thar Yar Township. With over 20,000 workers, York Garment manufacturers products for H&M and other international retailers. [Charles Michio Turner/Frontier]

(YANGON) Outside an overtime shift at the York Garment Factory in Hlaing Thar Yar Township. With over 20,000 workers, York Garment manufacturers products for H&M and other international retailers. [Charles Michio Turner/Frontier]

 Ko Taw, left, is determined to fight for workers rights in Myanmar. Zin Mar Htwe, right, lost her arm in an hydraulic press while working at a steel factory [Charles Michio Turner/Al Jazeera]

Ko Taw, left, is determined to fight for workers rights in Myanmar. Zin Mar Htwe, right, lost her arm in an hydraulic press while working at a steel factory [Charles Michio Turner/Al Jazeera]

 (MANDALAY) Zin Mar Htwe was 14 years old when she lost her hand in a hydraulic press at the Shin Yet steel factory. She is now an honorary members of the Cooperative Committee of Trade Unions (CCTU), a labour rights organization that advocates for factory workers who are injured on the job. [ Charles Michio Turner/ Al Jazeera] 

(MANDALAY) Zin Mar Htwe was 14 years old when she lost her hand in a hydraulic press at the Shin Yet steel factory. She is now an honorary members of the Cooperative Committee of Trade Unions (CCTU), a labour rights organization that advocates for factory workers who are injured on the job. [ Charles Michio Turner/ Al Jazeera] 

 (HLAING THAR YAR) Bus service for factory workers in Hlaing Thar Yar township

(HLAING THAR YAR) Bus service for factory workers in Hlaing Thar Yar township

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