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Landmine Explosions Remain A Constant Fear for Local Villagers

Although ceasefire agreements have officially ended fighting between the Burmese army and many ethnic armed groups, casualties persist. Landmines have been left throughout... 

April 2, 2014 | Read more »

Burmese Military Bring False Accusations in Efforts to Extort Local Villagers

As Burma transitions to a democratic society, human rights abuses continue to be committed. Burmese soldiers continue to commit acts of brutal assault on citizens, while military... 

April 1, 2014 | Read more »

Residents Dismayed over Misuse of Development Aid

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to provide support to poor communities throughout Burma, and has identified Three Pagodas Pass Township (TPP) as one... 

March 22, 2014 | Read more »

Victims Demand Changes Before Returning to Native Villages

Years after fleeing their homes, victims who have been tortured and abused by the Burmese military raise their voices to demand the removal of all military bases in their... 

March 22, 2014 | Read more »

Local Activists Protest Salween River Dam Construction with Prayer Ceremony

Anti-dams activists recently led a group of ethnic women and youths in a prayer ceremony at the Salween (Thanlwin) River, in Moulmein, Mon State, to pray that dams will not... 

March 18, 2014 | Read more »

Mon Women’s Conference calls for Mon Women to Participate in Burma’s Transition to Democracy

At last week’s inaugural Mon Women’s Conference (MWC), Mon women encouraged each other to raise their voices and demand their right to participate in decision-making processes... 

March 14, 2014 | Read more »

Caught in the Middle, Thaton Rubber Farmers’ Trees Destroyed

Recent events surrounding the destruction of Thaton rubber plantations prove that there is no protection for Burma’s rubber farmers, who pay annual tax to farm on land confiscated... 

March 5, 2014 | Read more »

Ye Ta Khon Plantation Owners Experience Unyielding Extortion by the Karen ceasefire armed group

Various leaders believed to be from one of the Karen ceasefire armed groups have been extorting money from local land owners in Ye Tagon village, Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon... 

February 26, 2014 | Read more »