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Posts Tagged ‘Resistance’ (14 found)

Self-protection under strain: Targeting of civilians and local responses in northern Karen State

The SPDC Army continues to attack civilians and civilian livelihoods nearly two years after the end of the 2005-2008 SPDC Offensive in northern Karen State. In response, civilians have developed and employed various self-protection strategies that have enabled tens of thousands of villagers to survive with dignity and remain close to their homes despite the humanitarian consequences of SPDC Army practices. These protection strategies, however, have become strained, even insufficient, as humanitarian conditions worsen under sustained pressure from the SPDC Army […]

August 31, 2010  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Resilience and Resistance Despite Junta’s Repression

We have just learned that the health condition of a young female political prisoner is rapidly worsening to the point of being life threatening. Ni Mo Hlaing was sentenced to 5 years in Thayet Prison in 2009 for assisting the Cyclone Nargis survivors, has become seriously ill since October 2009 with gastritis, meningitis, and gout. […]

January 22, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Resistance of the Monks: Buddhism and Activism in Burma

This report describes the junta’s repression of Burma’s monks after the anti-junta demonstrations in September 2007. The report tells the stories of individual monks who were arrested, beaten and detained […]

September 22, 2009  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Village Agency: Rural rights and resistance in militarized Karen State

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 […]

November 25, 2008  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤