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Village Agency: Rural rights and resistance in militarized Karen State

By Karen Human Rights Group  •  November 25, 2008

Citing the personal testimonies of over 110 villagers living in Karen State, this report seeks to challenge common portrayals of villagers as helpless victims, and provide a forum for these individuals to speak for themselves about the context of abuse in which they live and their own efforts to resist this abuse. By highlighting the resistance strategies and political agency of villagers in rural Karen State, this report argues that the voices of these individuals can, and indeed should, be heard and incorporated into the many ongoing political processes that affect them.

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