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The Perilous Defense of Human Rights

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Shan Herald Agency for News | November 24, 2017 Amid a catastrophic human rights crisis, the space for civil society and human rights defenders is shrinking as protests in Yangon are banned, a land rights defender is beaten to death, and spurious charges are used to silence [...]

Karen Land Ownership and Land Use Complaint Statement Angered the Military

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

By Sai Wansai/Shan Herald Agency for News | November 21, 2017 From November 2 to 4, Kawthoolei Land Seminar attended by over 370 participants representing 53 Karen organizations was held in Law Khee Lah, Hpa-an District, in Karen Nation Union (KNU) controlled area. [...]

Healing Behind Military Lines in Kayin State

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Jared Downing/Frontier Myanmar | November 22, 2017 After 70 years of conflict, the KNU and local NGOs are beginning to work alongside the government in providing healthcare to the Karen people. A cycle crash and a nasty gash brought Nant Aye Cho [...]

In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Kaelyn Lynch/Karen News | November 21, 2017 Refugees from Burma are finding it difficult to stay, difficult to go home. In Thailand, funding cuts to refugee camps have left over 100,000 displaced people from Burma to choose between trying to survive in deteriorating [...]

NGO says Myanmar’s 221 Political Prisoners Include a 14-year-old

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

By Daung Lu/Mizzima News | November 18, 2017 Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) issued its monthly report which says the number of prisoners arrested for political activities has reached 221 in Myanmar until the end of October 2017 and includes a 14-year-old [...]

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‘Women Working in Rural Areas … Need to Be Given Bigger Platforms to Promote Sustainable Development in Their Communities’: Shan Women’s Action Network

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This Experience [of War] Will Never Disappear from My Mind: Lay Lit, Karen Refugee and Youth Leader

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‘We Will All Immediately Return … If There Is Peace’: Saw Hser Htoo Plaw, Leader of Karen IDP Camp

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‘They Reduced the Support for the Refugee Camps … That Is Why the ‘Voluntary’ Return Is Happening’: Lay Lit, Secretary of KSNG

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‘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

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

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‘They [Youth] Are Necessary to Reframe the Country’s Future’: Saw Bless, Karen Youth Organisation

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‘Refugee Youth Need to be Included in Advocacy’: Julia Mayerhofer, Secretary General of APRRN

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Keep Supporting Displaced Populations Along the Thailand-Burma/Myanmar Border

Burma Link | September 11, 2017 Download this campaign memo and fact sheet as PDF.  KEEP SUPPORTING CAMPAIGN International support for IDPs in the [...]

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Burma Link Annual Report 2016

Burma Link | May 7, 2017 Summary Burma Link is a growing non-profit organisation that was set up in August 2012 to address vital unmet [...]

Burma Link advocates for the rights of Burma’s marginalised ethnic nationalities and displaced conflict-affected communities. Burma Link amplifies the voices of these disempowered and disenfranchised populations and projects them into local and global conversations to ensure that the re-building of Burma includes the diverse and unheard perspectives of the conflict-affected communities on the ground.

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