Tears roll down a young woman’s face as she sits on her bed just after morning military training at the Kachin Independence Army's (KIA) 5th brigade headquarters outside of Laiza, Kachin State, Myanmar, May 21, 2013. For most of the women going through military training, this was their first experience away from their home and family.

Tears roll down a young woman’s face as she sits on her bed just after morning military training at the Kachin Independence Army's (KIA) 5th brigade headquarters outside of Laiza, Kachin State, Myanmar, May 21, 2013. For most of the women going through military training, this was their first experience away from their home and family.