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21 Jan 2018 description

This Interview with Naw A--- on February 5th 2017 provides an update from Thandaunggyi Township,
Toungoo District, on issues including education, health, livelihoods, and women’s opportunities in the community.

  • The deficit of education and healthcare services in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District continues because there are still not enough teachers, schools and healthcare services.
    Additionally, the cost of medicine when prescribed locally is expensive.

12 Jan 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between January and March 2017, including livelihoods, healthcare, education, and development.

  • Due to unstable weather and a shortage of water in recent years, villagers in Toungoo District have faced significant livelihood challenges.

05 Jan 2018 description

This field report includes information submitted by KHRG researchers detailing events occurring in Hpa-an District between January 2016 and December 2016.

04 Jan 2018 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between June and August 2017, including education, healthcare, villagers’ livelihood, land issues, development and military activity.

18 Dec 2017 description

This Interview with Naw A--- describes events occurring in Ler Muh Lah Township, Mergui-Tavoy District, during the period between 2010 and August 2017, including a proposed dam project and negative consequences of gold and lead mining.

14 Dec 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Phyu Township (Bago Division), Nyaunglebin District in 2017, including land confiscation and violent abuse.

14 Dec 2017 description

This News Bulletin describes ongoing fighting, displacement, landmines, porter demands and child recruitment in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District between October and November 2017.

  • In the second week of October 2017, fighting broke out between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA splinter group) and the joint forces of the Border Guard Force (BGF) and the Tatmadaw in Hlaingbwe Township. Skirmishes continued throughout October and November 2017.

14 Dec 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District during the period between June and September 2017, including healthcare, education, livelihoods, transportation and development.

  • Many villages, especially Karen villages in K’Ser Doh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District face a shortage of teachers so students’ education has been interrupted. Some villages have resolved this problem by internally recruiting new teachers; however, it is a challenge for villagers to pay the new teachers’ salaries.

14 Dec 2017 description

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to both reflect on violence against women and to take action to end it. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread and persistent human rights violations in our world today.

06 Dec 2017 description

This Interview with Saw B--- describes events occurring in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 1997 and 2016. This interview discusses forced displacement and past abuses in 1997. The interview also covers the villager’s perspectives on education, the justice system and his concerns relating to youth and community development. This interview was conducted as part of KHRG’s research for ‘Foundation of Fear: 25 years of villagers' voices from southeast Myanmar,’.

06 Dec 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 1997 and 2016. The interview describes discusses forced displacement and past abuses by Tatmadaw since 1997. The interview also covers the villager’s perspectives on education, livelihoods, the justice system and his concerns relating to youth and community development. This interview was conducted as research for KHRG’s thematic report, ‘Foundation of Fear: 25 years of villagers voices from southeast Myanmar’.

06 Dec 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between March and May 2017, including education, healthcare, livelihoods, development projects, military activity and researcher’s opinion.

06 Dec 2017 description

This Interview with Saw B--- describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 1992 and 2016. This interview discusses forced displacement and past abuses which occurred in 1997. The interview also covers the villager’s perspectives on education, the justice system and his concerns relating to youth and community development. This interview was conducted as part of KHRG’s 2017 thematic report, ‘Foundation of Fear: 25 years of villagers’ voices from southeast Myanmar’.

06 Dec 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyainseikgyi Township, Dooplaya District during the period between July and August 2017, including a violent threat incident, land disputes, development projects, education, livelihoods and healthcare.

  • On July 15th 2017, in B--- Village, Noh Ta Khaw village tract, a drunken Karen National Union (KNU) forestry area administrator named Saw Nay Htaw threatened to shoot civilian Maung A--- after falling off of Maung A---‘s motorcycle.

06 Dec 2017 description

This Interview with U Fm--- describes his perspective events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District in November 2016, including education, healthcare, fighting, killing cases, land confiscation, a lack of justice, military activity, freedom of movement and the human rights situation. This interview was conducted for KHRG’s thematic report, ‘Foundation of Fear: 25 years of villagers’ voices from southeast Myanmar’.

29 Nov 2017 description

This Interview with Naw A--- describes her perspective on local issues in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District, including women’s rights, development projects and refugee return.

  • The situation regarding women’s rights in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District has improved compared to the past because of Karen Community Based Organisations [CBOs]conducting workshops on women’s rights and human rights.

29 Nov 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A-- describes his perspective on events occurring in Pyu Township, Bago Region bordering Moo Township in Karen National Union [KNU] territory area, during the period between 2015 and 2017, including a decrease in the price of rice, livelihoods’ challenges, education, health, social events and development.

29 Nov 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Htantabin (Htaw Ta Htoo) Township,
Toungoo (Taw Oo) District, on November 15th 2016, including development, land seizures, healthcare, education, livelihood, past abuses and perspectives on youth empowerment, and the KNU and NLD governments.

26 Nov 2017 description

This Interview with U A--- describes events occurring in Htantabin Township, Toungoo District in 2017, including interactions with the Kaung Myanmar Aung Company.

• U A--- reported that his employer, Kaung Myanmar Aung Company, ordered him to destroy a villager’s banana plantation in B--- village, Na Ga Mout village tract, Htantabin Township, Toungoo District on 26th October 2016. He had to carry out these orders despite not wanting to because the company threatened him that if he did not he would have to stop working for the company.

26 Nov 2017 description

This interview with Naw A--- describes events that occurred in Kyainseikgyi Township, Dooplaya District, between 2016 and 2017, including development projects, health, education, taxation and military activities.