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Rohingya Children in IDP Camp

The Rohingya Must Not Be Forgotten

05/24/2016

The last election in Myanmar gave hope to minority groups in the country. After five decades of military rule, the National League for Democracy (NLD), party of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won a landslide victory in the country’s first truly democratic election since 1990.

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Aung Sun Suu Kyi Memorabilia

Glass Half Full in Myanmar

11/13/2015

The NLD victory and the fact that the military has not intervened is surely a positive sign in Myanmar, but in a lot of ways the hardest work remains to be done.

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Rohingya Migrants

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Results from Decades of Abuse by Burmese Government

05/21/2015

As of last week, an estimated 8,000 Rohingya refugees from Burma and Bangladesh were adrift on ships in the Indian Ocean, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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Damaged Ambulance in Burma

Assault on Medical Workers in Burma – Reminiscent of Dictatorship

03/17/2015

The state-sponsored violence that took place against student demonstrators in Burma this month is a shocking reminder that the country is just beginning its transition to democracy and still has a very long way to go.

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Man in Meiktila

Justice Must Precede Development

09/25/2014

While investment in Burma’s infrastructure is welcome, support for development without also addressing accountability and reconciliation perpetuates impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations.

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