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!

‘We Would Like to Ask on Behalf of Refugee Youth to Recognise Refugee Camp [Education]’: Saw Say Moo, Karen Student Network Group (KSNG)

June 20th, 2017|Featured Collection, Recommended, Stories, Unrecognised Leaders Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | June 20, 2017 Saw Say Moo is a 27-year-old ethnic Karen refugee from Mu Traw district, Karen state. Ever since he was born, Say Moo has had a challenging life. With his [...]

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‘If the Policy to Govern Their Own [Ethnic] States Is Given, I Believe That the Road to Peace Will Be upon Us’: Kayan Student and Activist

June 6th, 2017|Featured Collection, Stories, Unrecognised Leaders Interviews|

Burma Link| June 6, 2017 Khun Tu Tu Lay is an ethnic Kayan student who comes from the central headquarters of Kayan New Land Party (KNLP), the main ethnic Kayan armed actor, in the Karenni [...]

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‘Please Help us in Burma Because Our Government Doesn’t Provide Us with an Equal Rights System’: Secretary of Karen Student Network Group

May 30th, 2017|Featured Collection, Recommended, Stories, Unrecognised Leaders Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | May 30, 2017 Naw Lay Lit Ray Thaw comes from a Karen village in a non-government controlled area of Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 6 in Karen State, southeast Burma, where she [...]

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‘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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