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Posts Tagged ‘Burma’s refugees’ (7 found)

New Report Urges Government to Address Protracted Displacement in Upcoming Panglong Conference

BP Report Cover Lay.cdrThis past week three civil society organizations, Human Rights Foundation of Monland, Burma Link and Burma Partnership released a joint report, titled Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement in Burma, underlying the ongoing challenges facing displaced ethnic communities […]

August 16, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Animation: From Refugees to IDPs: Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma

၁၉၉၄ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံဘက္ျခမ္းသို႔ အတင္းအဓမၼ ျပန္ပုိ႔ခံရေသာ မြန္ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား၏ ဒုကၡခံစားရပုံကုိ ဘားမားလင့္ ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ႔အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔တုိ႔မွ “ဒုကၡသည္မွသည္ ျပည္တြင္းတိမ္းေရွာင္ ဘ၀သုိ႔ – ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံမွ ဥေပကၡာျပဳခံ ေနရပ္မွဖယ္ရွားခံရမႈ သံသရာ” ေခါင္းစဥ္ျဖင့္ ကာတြန္းသရုပ္ျပ တင္ဆက္ထားပါသည္ […]

June 20, 2016  •  By Burma Link and Burma partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Book Brings Stories of Burma’s Ethnic Nationalities from the Thailand-Burma Border to Local and International Audiences

(March 16, 2016) Today, Burma Link launches a book, Lives on the Line: Voices for Change from the Thailand-Burma Border, in English and Burmese. The book brings stories of Burma’s ethnic nationalities from diverse backgrounds to international audiences as well as into book shops inside the country […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Burma Link  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review on Refugees and Displaced Persons Burma/Myanmar

1. This submission focuses on Burma’s compliance with international human rights obligations in relation to Burma’s refugees and displaced persons safe, dignified and voluntary return. It draws on interviews conducted with a mixture of semi-structured individual interviews and focus groups with refugees from Mae La, Umpiem Mai, Ban Nai Soi, and Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camps including women, youth and religious minority groups, Mon, Karenni, and Karen civil society groups, ethnic armed groups (EAGs), refugee committees, and international non-governmental organizations […]

October 26, 2015  •  By Burma Link Burma Partnership Human Rights Foundation of Mon Land-Burma Karen Human Rights Group Burma Medical Association Karen Community Based OrganizationsKaren Environmental and Social Action Network and Karenni Refugee Committee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Recognise our Education, Realise our Dreams

Today a film “Recognize our Education, Realize our Dreams” became available for online viewing. This film created by Monkey Business Film Productions and directed by Timothy Syrota focuses on Burma’s refugees and their education in the nine camps along the Thailand-Burma border. The short film calls for refugee education (certificates, degrees and diplomas) to be recognized by the Burma Government. Their rights need to be respected, and their voices need to be heard […]

June 25, 2015  •  By Timothy Syrota  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Asking a Fish to Climb a Tree and Myanmar’s Education System

An old cartoon is circulating on social media. It depicts a tree, a schoolmaster and assorted creatures lined up including a goldfish, an elephant and a seal. The schoolmaster says, “For a fair selection, everybody has to take the same exam – please climb that tree.” Beneath the cartoon is a quote from Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid […]”

May 30, 2015  •  By Timothy Syrota  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤