Burma Partnership envisions a free and democratic Burma that upholds the principles of human rights, equality and justice. We believe in collaboration and a participatory approach to advocacy as a key element in bringing about democratic change in Burma.
Burma Partnership is a network of organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, advocating for and mobilizing a movement for democracy and human rights in Burma. We draw our strength from the diversity of our partners, from the multi-ethnic leadership of political and civil society organizations both inside Burma and in exile, to our partners and broad-based solidarity organizations throughout the region.
Burma Partnership is comprised of the following Working Group members:
Burmese Alliance Organizations:
Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB)
Nationalities Youth Forum (NYF)
Students and Youth Congress of Burma (SYCB)
Regional Solidarity Networks:
Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma)
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia)
Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC)
National Solidarity Coalitions:
Solidaritas Indonesia untuk Burma (Indonesian Solidarity for Burma) (SIB)
Free Burma Coalition-Philippines (FBC-Philippines)
Burma Campaign Korea (BCK)
Hong Kong Coalition for a Free Burma (HKCFB)
People’s Forum on Burma (PFB) (Japan)
The Secretariat has a Coordinator, Khin Ohmar, and five staff members who implement campaigns and advocacy plans, under the direction of the Working Group and partner organizations.
Burma Partnership, formerly known as the Asia-Pacific Peoples’ Partnership on Burma (APPPB), was established at a regional conference titled “Democratic Change by the People: Asia Pacific Partnership on Burma” in Chiang Mai, Thailand in February 2006. The conference was initiated and organized by the Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB) in partnership with the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia).
The three-day conference was convened to establish partnership across the Asia-Pacific region, to develop and implement a common strategy to mobilize a coordinated regional civil society movement for Burma, and to strengthen civil society’s support of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) and national parliamentary caucuses on Burma.