Stepmother physically abuses her five-year-old daughter in Three Pagoda Pass Border Town

December 18, 2014

A five year old child has been exposed to systematic beatings from her stepmother in Karen State’s Three Pagoda Pass, on the Thai-Burma border, according to a local high school teacher. Read more

Mon youths make a video to promote the Elimination of Violence against Women

December 18, 2014

WCRP: In efforts to educate the public about violence against women, as well as to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP) created a 60-minute video in November, 2014. Read more

Labor Shortage in Cultivation Sector Proves Difficult for Local Mudon Farmers

December 11, 2014

Despite providing high wages, Mon State farmers are experiencing difficulty in finding laborers this harvest season. Mon State has been losing it labor forces to foreign countries as many young people leave their homes for better job opportunities abroad. Read more

Kaw Pa-Line Officially Honors International Human Rights Day

December 11, 2014

The 66th International Human Rights Day was officially commemorated on December 10th, 2014 in Kaw Pa-Line Village, Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State. A commemoration event was organized by local youth groups and Mon community-based organizations. Read more

A Number of Government School Mon language Teachers Have not Received their Salaries

November 28, 2014

A number of government school Mon language teachers are not being paid their salary. According to an education executive’s statement, “[Mon language teachers in] some areas have received salaries from the Ministry of Education, while some [teachers in other] areas have not.” Read more

Abduction Victims Secretly Flee Their Native Khaw Zar

November 25, 2014

In Khaw Zar Town, Ye Township, Mon State, the victims of a September 19th kidnapping have secretly fled from their native village; some having disappeared without a trace, according to a HURFOM local reporter. Read more

The Mon Peace and Defense Front (MPDF) abuses its authority in Mon State

November 19, 2014

In an abuse of authority, the Mon Peace and Defense Front (MPDF) has been operating under its own rule of law, unjustly arresting and threatening the local people, organizing gambling rings in remote areas, and extorting money from vulnerable villagers, according to a local source. Read more

Domestic migration becomes a big challenge for the Mon people

November 14, 2014

Thanbyuzayat and Mudon: Due to rapidly increasing domestic migration and the weakness of the rule of law, social conflicts between the internal immigrants and the indigenous people have been increasing in Mon State, according to a local source. Read more

The Statement of Mon Civil Society and Land Users on the Current Government National Land Use Policy

November 11, 2014

On November 10 representatives of Mon civil society organizations and land users came together in a workshop to review and analyze the draft national land use policy of Myanmar at Paing Kate Hall, Myaingthaya in Mawlamyaing City. There were 61 participants from 30 organizations and 4 land experts participated in the workshop and made the following recommendations:

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Thanbyuzayat original landowners fight for justice

November 5, 2014

The judgment handed down by the Thanbyuzayat Farmland Management Body ruling in favor of the new landowners over the original landowners is not just, and the original owners, with the support of the Mon State Member of Parliament, plan to report the case to the upper authorities, according to a local source. Read more

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