Voices 2017-05-01T13:33:42+00:00

Voices of the People

These are Burma’s voices for change, extraordinary stories of people of Burma from all walks of life. Their experiences, struggles, fears, and successes. These are unheard stories of incredible spirit of resilience and courage, voices of hope and dreams that have emerged from decades of oppression. Help us spread these voices across the globe!

‘Our [Karen] Leaders … Stand by Our Side Bravely Against This Dam Project’: Naw They Nay, KWO Chairwoman for Ei Thu Hta

March 20th, 2017|Featured Collection, Stories, Voices|

Burma Link | March 20, 2017 On the banks of the Salween River, one of the largest free-flowing rivers in the world, local communities and community-based organisations gathered together on March 14th -- marking the [...]

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‘Unity Is Strength and Unity Is Victory’: Major General Nerdah Bo Mya on the Occasion of the 68th Karen Revolution Day

February 1st, 2017|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | February 1, 2017 Karen Revolution Day was celebrated in a number of locations along the border area and inside Burma. One of the celebrations took place at the Karen National Defense Organisation [...]

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‘I Want to Go Where Other Teachers Don’t Want to Go’: Ethnic Mon Teacher Trainee and Advocate for Educational Change

January 27th, 2017|Featured Collection, Stories, Voices|

Burma Link | January 27, 2017 A positive and passionate ethnic Mon youth, 21-year-old Tao always seems to have a smile on his face. It was no easy task, however, to arrive at where he [...]

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‘There Is No returning, No Life to Go Back to’: Mae Lay, Muslim Revolutionary in Nu Po Refugee Camp

January 6th, 2017|Featured Collection, Stories, Voices|

Burma Link | January 6, 2017 Two decades ago, Mae Lay left everything behind and fled a major Burma Army attack around Kyaik Hto in his Karen homeland. Together with hundreds of other civilians, he [...]

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‘It Is Very Important that We Are All United’: Naw K’Nyaw Paw, Secretary of the Karen Women Organisation

November 24th, 2016|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Tribal Action Group (TAG) | November 24, 2016 In this video interview, the Secretary of the Karen Women Organization (KWO), Naw K'Nyaw Paw, discusses the ‘Nationwide’ Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and the need for unity in [...]

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Update and Voices from Karen Community Amidst Conflict and Uncertain Political Process: General Nerdah Mya and Villagers Speak

November 18th, 2016|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | November 18, 2016 Important events affecting the Karen political destiny and the peace process have taken place recently. The conflict between the Burma Army and its proxy BGF (Border Guard Force) and [...]

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‘We Are All Accountable for Our Country’: Mu Kapaw, Organiser of November 11 Karen Demonstration at the U.S. White House

November 11th, 2016|Featured Collection, Interviews|

Burma Link | November 11, 2016 On November 11th, Karen people residing in the United States are organising their first ever demonstration in front of the White House, demanding the U.S. Government to put pressure [...]

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‘The Government Cannot Control the Military – So Far the Human Rights Situation Is Getting Worse’: Ko Han Gyi, Coordinator of ND-Burma

October 21st, 2016|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | October 21, 2016 Ko Han Gyi left Burma in 1988 after the student uprising and joined the ABSDF (All Burma Students’ Democratic Front) on the Thailand-Burma border. He stayed with the student [...]

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‘If the Military Really Agree to Have the Genuine Peace Process, Tomorrow We Can Get Peace’: Moon Nay Li, General Sec of KWAT

September 21st, 2016|Featured, Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | September 21, 2016 Moon Nay Li is the General Secretary of the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), an organisation which she joined in 2002 in order to work for her people and [...]

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‘Sometimes I Ask Myself, Do I Have a Country?’: Young Peace Builder and Refugee

September 15th, 2016|Featured, Featured Collection, Stories, Voices|

Burma Link | September 15, 2016 Mee Lay is a 25-year-old inspiring young refugee woman who spent her early years in malaria infested jungle hideouts with constant food insecurity and struggle to go to school. [...]

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