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People's Voices

The people of Burma continuously find ways to take action on issues that matter to them, despite restrictions and the threat of retaliation or imprisonment. These actions may include expressing opposition to a development project or protesting against human rights violations such as land confiscation.

Read on to hear about their courageous actions.

Arakanese Take to the Streets to Demand Gas be Used for Arakan Electricity

Today over 250 Arakanese took to the streets in the state capital of Sittwe and across two townships, wearing t-shirts, pasting stickers and posters, demanding that natural gas from Arakan coastal waters be used to generate 24-hour electricity throughout the state before any is exported to China […]

January 17, 2012 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

“Save Ayeyarwady—The Sketch of a River”

An art exhibition was held on September 22, 2011 in Rangoon to promote a public campaign to save the Irrawaddy River. More than 100 photographs, paintings, drawings and cartoons were exhibited at Gallery 65 on Yawmingyi Road. About 1,000 people including well-known writers, actors, politicians, environmentalists and pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the event […]

September 22, 2011 | Tags: , , | Read more >>