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!

‘They [Government] Are Just Doing a Show for the International Community, but They Really Want to Control the Ethnic Areas’: Moon Nay Li, General Secretary of KWAT

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

Burma Link | September 1, 2017 Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) is a non-profit organization which works from Chiang Mai, Thailand, and advocates for ethnic women’s rights. The organization was created in 1999, in reaction [...]

‘All These Laws Are Intended to Take the Indigenous People’s Land Legally’: Saw Eh Say, Coordinator of Karenni Earthrights Action Network

August 16th, 2017|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | August 16, 2017 The Karenni Earthrights Action Network (KEAN) was founded on January 15, 2012, by an alumni group from the Earthrights International (ERI) program. The organisation strives to protect and empower [...]

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Burma’s Ethnic People Speak to Mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 11th, 2017|Articles, Ethnic Voice, Featured Collection, Interviews, Recommended, Voices|

Burma Link | August 11, 2017 The decades-long struggle of Burma’s ethnic nationalities for equal rights, social justice and federal democracy, and the grave human rights abuses occurring predominantly in outlying ethnic areas, continues to [...]

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‘Take Effective Action…Leading to the Emergence of an International Criminal Tribunal for Burma’: Aung Htoo, Founder of Legal Aid Network

July 17th, 2017|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | July 17, 2017 July 17, 2017, is the 15th Anniversary of the Rome Statute, which saw the establishment of the International Criminal Court and now marks the World Day for International Justice. In [...]

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‘The NLD Government Should Be More Proactive and Initiative in the Peace Process’: Twan Zaw, General Secretary of the ANC

July 10th, 2017|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Burma Link | July 10, 2017 Twan Zaw has been working with the Arakan National Council (ANC) since 2004, and as the General Secretary since 2010. Twan Zaw joined the ANC as one of the [...]

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‘We Do Not Have Any Funding to Save the Lives of These People’: Mary Twan, Director of KIA-Area Based Aid Organisation

July 3rd, 2017|Featured Collection, Interviews, Voices|

Tribal Action Group and Burma Link | July 3, 2017 120,000 Kachin IDPs (internally displaced people) struggle to survive on 6.5 US dollars per month as the Burma Army continues attacking villages and committing violations [...]

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‘The Government Really Needs to Encourage the Youth More’: Saw Htoo Htoo Stin, President of the Karen Student Network Group

June 29th, 2017|Interviews, Unrecognised Leaders Interviews|

Burma Link | June 29, 2017 As the President of the Karen Student Network Group (KSNG), Saw Htoo Htoo Stin has an important role in shaping the future of the youth of Karen State.  He [...]

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‘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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