In D.C. Recently: Erika Berg Presents Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma

Erika Berg has facilitated over 40 visual storytelling workshops with refugee youth along the borders of Burma and in the U.S. The paintings in Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma bridge language and cultural barriers that have shielded the outside world from haunting, humbling and awe-inspiring truths behind Burma’s decades-long civil war. At … More In D.C. Recently: Erika Berg Presents Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma

In D.C. Recently: Buddhist Monk U Tikha Nyana, Prominent Lawyer U Aung Thane and Justice Trust

Recently, Justice Trust, an organization that seeks to use existing judicial systems in emerging democratic countries through local lawyers, came to Washington, DC. During their two days they held a number of meetings to discuss their new report, Hidden Hands, which examines the communal violence in Burma and found that outside actors and hardline military elements … More In D.C. Recently: Buddhist Monk U Tikha Nyana, Prominent Lawyer U Aung Thane and Justice Trust

The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

US Campaign for Burma thanks Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Burma, for his six years of superb service relentlessly unearthing the extent of human rights abuses in Burma. Quintana provided a voice of reason to policymakers, decision-makers, and international governmental bodies. He dispelled the narrative adopted by … More The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

Top 4 Racist Laws against Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Did you think the era of apartheid was in the past? Not for Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The local, state, and national governments in Burma enforce policies that harshly discriminate against Rohingya Muslims, a minority group in Rakhine State, western Burma. These policies have incited deadly violence against Rohingya over the past two years that could … More Top 4 Racist Laws against Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Mixed Messages from the UN in Burma

Soon you could see child soldiers like this donning the iconic blue helmet of the UN peacekeepers. That is essentially the recommendation raised by UN Special Envoy to Burma Vijay Nambiar. During a visit to Nay Pyi Taw in January, Nambiar suggested to Burmese Defense Commander-in-Chief Aung Hlaing that the Burmese military start sending troops on … More Mixed Messages from the UN in Burma