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17 Jul 2017 description

Joint Statement by 68 organisations

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, condemn the arrest, detention and prosecution of six people, including three journalists, under the 1908 Unlawful Associations Act in Myanmar. We demand that the charges against them are dropped and that the three journalists are immediately and unconditionally released, as they have been detained solely in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities.

18 May 2016 description
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By the Organizing Committee of the Second Consultation Meeting of Border-Based Civil Society Organizations

11 May, 2016

From 7-9 May, 2016, 56 representatives from 20 border-based democracy activist and ethnic civil society organizations held a second consultation meeting to discuss their role and the prospects for cooperation and collaboration in Burma’s transition.

10 Oct 2014 description

A new report exposes how anti-insurgency strategies of the Burma Army are fuelling the drug crisis in Kachin areas, particularly since the renewal of conflict against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in 2011.

09 Sep 2014 description

KWAT team is happy to share our 7 years activity report (2007-2013) with you all.

This report is a comprehensive compilation of KWAT's goals, accomplishments, activities, and roles within society from 2007-2013. Since its formation in 1999, KWAT has been active in Thailand, Kachin State, and in Northern Shan State in Burma for the past 15 years.

18 Nov 2013 description

Despite the ongoing peace negotiations, skirmishes between the Myanmar government armed forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) have been increasing. Recently, skirmishes near Nam Lim Pa village forced villagers in the area and the IDPs to flee for safety. They have been isolated and surrounded in this location for over three weeks. Despite appeals by humanitarian organisations, unconditional humanitarian access has not been granted.

18 Mar 2013 description

World must act to end Burmese military aggression against Kachin

A new report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) details widespread civilian casualties from recent Burma Army offensives in Kachin areas and urges international pressure to end military aggression against the Kachin people.