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Posts Tagged ‘Education’ (21 found)

WCRP releases “Inaccessible and Under-Resourced: Concerns Over Education in Rural Mon Communities”

image1-1Moulmein, Mon State: At a presentation in Mon State capital Moulmein, the Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP), a project of the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) released a report entitled “Inaccessible and Under-Resourced: Concerns Over Education in Rural Mon Communities” […]

June 2, 2015  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  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 ➤

ဒီမုိကေရစီ ပညာေရးလွဳပ္ရွားမွဳ ဦးေဆာင္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၏ ခ်ီတတ္ဆႏၵျပမႈအေပၚ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ကာကြယ္ျမွင့္တင္သူမ်ားအဖြဲြ႕ (HRDP) ၏ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ဒီမုိကေရစီ ပညာေရး လွဳပ္ရွားမွဳ ဦးေဆာင္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၏ ခ်ီတက္ဆႏၵျပမႈၾကီးသည္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး စံခ်ိန္ စံညႊန္းမ်ားႏွင့္ လုံး၀ကုိက္ညီမွဳ ရွိေပသည္။ လြတ္လပ္စြာ ပညာသင္ၾကားခြင့္ကုိ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္း၊ အခ်ဳပ္အျခာ ကင္းသည့္ ပညာေရး လြတ္လပ္ခြင့္ကုိ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္းတုိ႕ေၾကာင့္ ယေန႔ေက်ာင္းသားတုိ႔ သပိတ္ေမွာက္ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္းသည္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးဆုိင္ရာ ခုခံကာကြယ္ျခင္းျဖစ္ေပသည္။ […]

January 26, 2015  •  By Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Mr. Barack Obama President of United States of America

We are writing to you to inform you about current situation in Myanmar and the reality on the ground from the perspective of young people. Allow us to get straight to what we want you to know. Current reform in Myanmar is fake. Changes that have happened are cosmetic to please the international community to attract investments to get the old regime out of economic isolation. We do not believe this reform process is going to take us anywhere because the motivation for reform is insincere. We want genuine democracy and national reconciliation […]

November 17, 2014  •  By Young People from Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Mon Students Propose Law Guaranteeing Ethnic Language Teaching

Photo by BNIThe Organising Committee for the Mon State Students Union will propose that all ethnic students should be given the right and opportunity to study their own ethnic language in school according to Organising Committee member Ko Phone Myat Moe.

The proposal will be made at the All Burma Students Emergency Conference being held at the Free Funeral Service Society (FFSS) in Rangoon (Yangon) on 12th and 13th November. […]

November 13, 2014  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SYCB’s Statement on the International Day of Peace

In order to immediately implement genuine peace in Burma, the students and youth wanting peace will organize a Peace Day Movement on the 21st of September 2014. This will be done in cooperation with local citizen from different ethnicities and together with community based organizations. This union of the civil society will through different activities carried out during the day create a foundation for long-lasting peace […]

September 21, 2014  •  By Students and Youth Congress of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

What Refugees Say…

What Refugees Say report v1.2EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Between March‐April this year, focus group discussions were held with temporary returnees to SE Burma/ Myanmar from all 9 refugee camps along the Thailand‐Burma/ Myanmar border. The aim was to gain a snapshot of individual perspectives and concerns on current conditions on the ground, rather than conducting a formal survey representational of the whole refugee caseload.

The consultations focused on the conditions in the areas they returned to, the changes they and residents in those areas had detected since recent political and military shifts in the country, and their perceived current barriers to return.

The participants were identified by Section Leaders, with criteria that they must have returned to SE Burma/ Myanmar since the ceasefires were brokered, be adults, and that there should be some gender equity amongst them. In total, 85 temporary returnees participated in the consultations, with 35% being female. Over 100 others, comprising senior community leaders and CBO staff were also engaged through the process, although the main findings in this report only reflect the perspectives of those who had recently returned to their country of origin […]

August 10, 2014  •  By The Border Consortium  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္မ်ား ကြန္ဂရက္(SYCB) သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္မ်ား ကြန္ဂရက္(SYCB) မွ ၂၈-၂၉ ေမလ ၂၀၁၄ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ကမကထျပဳ စီစဥ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ေသာ ပဥၥမ အၾကိမ္ေျမာက္ ေဒသတြင္း ဆိုင္ရာ ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားႏွင့္ တိုင္းရင္းသားလူငယ္ မ်ား ေတြ႕ဆံုႏွီးေႏွာ ဖလွယ္ပြဲ တြင္ ျပည္တြင္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး၊ မဟာစီမံကိန္းမ်ား၊ ပညာေရး၊ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပံုအေျခခံ ဥပေဒ ကိစၥရပ္မ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ လက္ရွိ အေျခ အေနႏွင့္၊ မိမိတို႕ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား၏ အျမင္ သေဘာထားမ်ား၊ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္မ်ား ကို ေဆြးေႏြး ဖလွယ္ခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။ ထို႕ေနာက္ အနာဂတ္တြင္ မိမိအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား၏ မူဝါဒမ်ားႏွင့္အညီ လက္တြဲ ေဆာင္ရြက္သြားရန္ သေဘာတူညီပါသည္ […]

May 30, 2014  •  By Students and Youth Congress of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Subject to be Added in Basic Education Curriculums

Human rights subject will be added into the basic education system of Myanmar, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission told the Eleven Media. The curriculums of the elementary, middle and high level of the basic schools will be advanced […]

January 13, 2013  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Progress report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana

Myanmar undertook national elections for the first time in over two decades on 7 November 2010. One week later, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was released unconditionally upon the end of her house arrest term. The new national parliament began meeting on 31 January 2011. Amidst much uncertainty, there appears to be some cautious optimism that positive change may be possible. Among those changes that the people of Myanmar dare to hope for is the realization of their economic, social and cultural rights. For this reason, the Special Rapporteur begins to address in the present report the subject of economic, social and cultural rights, starting with the right to education.

The Special Rapporteur also reiterates his call for a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes […]

March 7, 2011  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤