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Posts Tagged ‘Mawchi Tin Mines’ (4 found)

Joint Press Release

The MWMWN and KCSN today strongly condemned the Burmese government’s practice of granting mining contracts in conflict zones in Karenni State as a new form of military offensive.

There has been a dramatic increase in mining projects in Karenni State following the ceasefire agreement between the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) and Thein Sein’s government in March 2012 […]

October 3, 2013  •  By Molo Women Mining Watch Network and Karenni Civil Society Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Plans to Expand Mawchi Tin Mines Risk Derailing Karenni Peace Process

The Burmese government’s plans to expand the Mawchi tin mines are in violation of its latest ceasefire agreement with the Karenni National Progress Party (KNPP) and should be stopped immediately.

In the past few months, new roads and housing have been built by a Chinese company, in preparation for large-scale expansion of the Mawchi mines around Saethongon village. The villagers were told last year they must leave their homes when the expansion begins but have been given no other information […]

July 11, 2013  •  By Molo Women Mining Watch Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Lost Paradise: Damaging Impact of Mawchi Tin Mines in Burma’s Karenni State

Lost Paradise CoverThe Molo Women Mining Watch Network was formed by women from the Karenni Women’s Organization, Karenni Social Welfare and Development Centre and Karenni Evergreen Organization, who wanted to research information about the Mawchi tin mines. The network was named after the Molo Stream which flows from the Mawchi mines to the Salween River. It aims to work for women throughout our state who are facing social and environmental impacts of mining, and to empower them to solve these problems […]

December 11, 2012  •  By Molo Women Mining Watch Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report: Women Urge Halt to Expansion of Damaging Karenni Tin Mines

The Mawchi tin mines have inflicted decades of environmental and social damage in southern Karenni State and new expansion plans should be halted, according to a new report by a network of local women.

Lost paradise, by the Molo Women Mining Watch Network, details how hundreds of mine tunnels spanning about 3,000 acres have caused lethal landslides, water pollution and deforestation, impacting about 4,500 indigenous villagers […]

December 11, 2012  •  By Molo Women Mining Watch Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤