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International Women’s Day 2018 Statement

Today, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) is celebrating International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘Press For Progress’ to help accelerate gender... 

March 8, 2018 | Read more »

Villagers upset over damage to plantations by treasure hunters searching for WWII loot

HURFOM: Treasure hunters searching for fabled caches of buried gold and other valuables left by retreating Japanese troops during World War II have residents in Thanbyuzayat... 

March 6, 2018 | Read more »

Villages in Thanbyuzayat Township to request use of government schools for Mon language summer classes

HURFOM: Even though the time for Mon language summer classes is approaching, some Mon villages in Thanbyuzayat Township have a shortage of class space and may be unable to... 

February 23, 2018 | Read more »

Locals in Thanbyuzayat Township protest over encroachment on religious land

On February 19th 2018, about 200 residents from Kyaikkhami Town, Thanbyuzayat Township, Mon State, held a protest against the encroachment on religious land by local administration.... 

February 22, 2018 | Read more »

Lack of signals and gates at level crossings endangering citizen lives

HURFOM: The lack of signals and gates at level crossings in Mon State are a hazard to drivers and pedestrians, and are frequently the cause of traffic accidents and fatalities. On... 

February 14, 2018 | Read more »

MNEC to hold conference to draft national ethnic language education policy

HURFOM: The Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) announced that they will hold a two-day conference in May 2018 to collect data and information on ethnic languages and... 

February 14, 2018 | Read more »

Customary land practices in Mon State and Mon areas under threat, according to new report

HURFOM: Civilians who rely heavily on land for daily survival needs face social injustice, according to a new report by the Mon Area Customary Land Tenure Documentation Committee... 

February 12, 2018 | Read more »

Mudon township locals angry over lack of funds and transparency in government water supply project

HURFOM: Local residents are upset after being asked to pay for the completion of a project to supply Ka Law Taw village, Mudon township, with water from the Winphanon... 

February 12, 2018 | Read more »