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‘We Have Always Been Running’: Why a Young Karen Woman Chose to Become a Soldier

Burma Link | October 5, 2015 Naw Mu Gay, 22, wanted to join the Karen army since a young age. Coming from a large family, Naw Mu Gay’s father found it hard to provide for everyone, having to work [...]

2017-08-18T17:27:43+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Editor's Picks, Stories, Voices|

‘If I Really Try Hard Nothing Is Impossible’: From Collecting Recyclables to Higher Education

Naw Eh is an incredibly determined 20-year-old Karen woman whose perseverance, motivation and hopeful spirit have taken her far beyond what she ever could have imagined as a child. Growing up as an undocumented migrant under extreme poverty and lack of opportunity, unlike many others in Thailand young Naw Eh had no chance to go to school. Instead, she spent her mornings selling snacks to school children […]

2017-08-18T17:52:17+00:00 December 15th, 2014|AOC, Editor's Picks, Stories, Voices, Your Voice|

Ta’ang (Palaung) Leader Tar Aik Bong: ‘Without Proper Political Solutions, There Will Be No Lasting Peace’

In an exclusive interview with Burma Link, Tar Aik Bong, leader of the Ta'ang (Palaung), discusses the Ta’ang conflict, the drug crisis, and the brutal tactics that the Burmese military uses against Ta’ang civilians in order to cut the opposition […]

2017-08-18T18:08:12+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Editor's Picks, Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|