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Posts Tagged ‘Karen State’ (107 found)

Battlefields to refuge: the Salween Peace Park in Burma’s Karen State

MUTRAW DISTRICT, KAREN STATE, BURMA–Can a battlefield be turned into an indigenous-run protected area for scores of endangered species like tigers, gibbons and wild cattle? Yes it can, according to almost 300 local leaders, ethnic soldiers and activists gathered May 23-26 for a consultation in this remote mountainous corner of Burma. They call it the Salween Peace Park, a first of its kind in the world […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Multiple forces in the Divide, An Update on Karen 7th Brigade Region

Once one of the strongest regions in Burma for the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the area around KNLA 6th Brigade now stands as one of the most divided […]

May 20, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Mi Karen Villagers Pray for Protection of Their Land and Natural Resources Threatened by Proposed Cement Project

Hpa-an, Myanmar – Local Karen villagers gathered at the base of Mi Karen mountain in Hpa-an township, Karen State on Tuesday 29 March to pray for the protection of their land and natural resources. They organized the public prayer service in response to a recently revived proposal to develop a limestone quarry and cement factory in their village […]

March 29, 2016  •  By Mi Kayin Community  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Will Manage Our Own Natural Resources: Karen Indigenous People in Kamoethway Demonstrate the Importance of Local Solutions and Community–Driven Conservation

TRIP-NET coverThis piece of community initiated action research reveals a number of lessons we can learn. The authors try to reflect the challenges of and opportunities for community based natural resources management in a seemingly forgotten Karen controlled area of southern Myanmar […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Rays of Kamoethway Indigenous People and Nature and Tenasserim River and Indigenous People Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on International Action for Rivers Day

The Save the Salween Network is holding an event to mark the International Action for Rivers Day on the Salween River at Wan Sala village, Mong Ton township, at the border of Southern Shan State and Eastern Shan State, in collaboration with local communities, including children, youth, women, elders, religious leaders, leaders of the Shan Culture and Literature Association, Shan political party representatives and Community Based Organizations from across Burma, including from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon areas. […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ေဘာကထာ ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္စီမံကိန္းအေပၚ IKO ၏ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ ၈/၀၂/၂၀၁၆ ရက္ေန႔ ေဘာကထာေခ်ာင္း ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္စီမံကိန္းႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ဗမာအစိုးရ လွ်ပ္စစ္စြမ္း အား စီမံေရးဦးစီးဌာနႏွင့္ KNU သူးေလကုမၸဏီလီမီတက္တို႔မွ MOU နားလည္မႈစာခၽြန္လႊာ လက္မွတ္ေရးထုိး လိုက္ျခင္းအေပၚ ကရင္အရပ္ဖက္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၊ ကရင္ျပည္သူလူထုမ်ားမွ ေ၀ဖန္မႈမ်ားရွိခဲ့သလို KNU ထိပ္ပိုင္း ေခါင္းေဆာင္အတြင္းမွလည္း မေျပမလည္ေျပာဆိုသံမ်ား ထြက္ေပၚလာခဲ့သည္ […]

March 12, 2016  •  By International Karen Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Toungoo Field Report: December 2013 to December 2014

Militarization in Karen StateThis Field Report describes events occurring in Toungoo District between December 2013 and December 2014. During this period, KHRG mainly received reports from Thandaunggyi Township and surrounding areas […]

February 25, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Refugee Committee Presses New Gov’t to Take Refugee Issue Seriously

New executive members of the Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) have called for the new NLD government to put the issue of refugee repatriation on its agenda […]

February 23, 2016  •  By Karen News  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤