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International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

 First use of airstrikes in twenty years brings fears of increased civilian fatalities and human rights abuses Chiang Mai, Thailand – The international community should act immediately to ensure that Thein Sein’s government stops military attacks and human rights [Read More]

Despite Ceasefire, Sexual Violence Continues in Shan State: Women’s Group

Originally appeared in: The Irrawaddy By Samantha Michaels/ The Irrawaddy For decades, mothers and daughters in Burma’s border areas have lived on high alert. While ethnic rebels in their homelands fought bloody wars with government troops, women of all ages were [Read More]

Govt troops still abuse villagers, says Shan NGO

Govt troops still abuse villagers, says Shan NGO

Originally appeared in:  Mizzima Burmese government troops are still committing a litany of human rights abuses in Shan State, according to Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN), a Thailand-based NGO which recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Burma. Speaking at [Read More]

Communities across Shan State vent frustration at ongoing abuses during peace process

Communities across Shan State vent frustration at ongoing abuses during peace process

Burmese | Shan | Thai Communities attending recent public meetings across Shan State vented frustration at ongoing abuses despite the fact that the new peace process has been underway for over a year. After co-hosting the “Trust Building for Peace Conference” in Rangoon [Read More]

Standing up as female comedians in Burma

Standing up as female comedians in Burma

Originally appeared in Shan Women’s Action Network Newsletter (March 2012) #12   Just before the 2010 elections, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) joined with comic artists “Thee Nyi Noung” to produce a highly successful comedy performance satirizing the [Read More]

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Year: 2012 Languages: Burmese, English Watch now Burmese English A short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in Burma, in particular in the areas of renewed military offensives in Kachin, Karen and Shan State after so-called [Read More]

High And Dry: The cross-boundary impacts of China’s Longjiang dam

High And Dry: The cross-boundary impacts of China’s Longjiang dam

By: Shan Women’s Action Network and Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation Publication date: December 2010   English | Chinese A recently built dam on the Longjiang (Nam Mao or Shweli) river in Yunnan Province of China has severely disrupted the livelihoods of [Read More]