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‘We Want Women’s Participation on Every Step from the Ground to the National Level’: Soe Soe Nwe, Joint-Gen Sec of the Women’s League of Burma

Burma Link | June 29, 2016 Soe Soe Nwe is an ethnic Tavoyan woman who joined the Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU) in 2001, inspired by her mother’s example of strong woman’s leadership in her family. Since February 2015, she [...]

June 29th, 2016|Editor's Picks, Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

‘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 [...]

October 5th, 2015|Editor's Picks, Stories, Voices|

‘We Are Not Rebels… We Fight for Democracy’: Ta’ang (TNLA) Soldiers

Burma Link | July 13, 2015 Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the armed wing of Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF), is one of the ethnic resistance armed organisations that vows not to lay down arms until there is a [...]

July 13th, 2015|Editor's Picks, Featured Collection, Interviews, 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 […]

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 […]

November 11th, 2014|Editor's Picks, Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Story of a Jungle Medic and Ethnic Health Director: Saw Win Kyaw

Burma Link | March 14, 2014 Saw Win Kyaw is a 42-year-old Buddhist Karen man who was born and grew up in Hpa-an Township. Taking to the streets in the 8888 uprising, 17-year-old Saw Win Kyaw and thousands of [...]

March 14th, 2014|Editor's Picks, Featured Collection, Stories, Voices|

‘You Die with It or You Fight for It’

Khaing Hla Pyaint is an incredibly determined young Arakanese man who decided that whatever it takes, he will work for his country and help his people. On a long journey from Arakan State near Bangladeshi border to the Thai [...]

December 15th, 2013|Editor's Picks, Stories, Voices|

‘It’s something deep inside your heart…When you see your children dying of hunger’

Thazun is a courageous, beautiful and talented young Arakanese woman who talks openly about her life and experiences. Spending her childhood under conditions that many people around the world would find hard to believe, Thazun has never given up [...]

July 18th, 2013|AOC, Editor's Picks, Stories, Voices|