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Presentation and discussion of the new book "Aung San Suu Kyi: The Face of Burma's Resistance"

Presentation and discussion of the new book

Please be invited to join a presentation and a discussion of the new book The Face of Resistance: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Fight for Freedom, by Aung Zaw, founder and editor of The Irrawaddy news organization and winner of numerous international journalism awards,  including an evaluation of the democracy icon's legacy, credibility, and potential. The author will also provide insight into issues currently affecting Burma during this unprecedented time in its history, including prospects for next year's national elections. The event will be held on 20 March 2014, 2 - 4 pm. at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University.


FCCT: A Discussion with David Miliband of the IRC- Wed, 19 March @ 10:30 am

A Discussion with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee

Impressions of the IRC's work at the Thailand-Myanmar border

10.30 am, Wednesday March 19, 2014

Admission Free

Shan State Women Development Organization

Shan State Women Development Organization

The Aims of This Organization Are:

  1. To work towards the welfare of the poor and needy women and children in the Shan State
  2. To stop all forms of discrimination and violence against Shan State Women and children.

Announcement of 'Consortium of Development Studies in Southeast Asia' (CDSSEA) Scholarships, Year 2014

RE: Announcement of CDSSEA Scholarships for Applicants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand Wishing to do a Master’s Program in Development Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology, Chiang Mai University or Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, 2014

Re: Shan State Day or Shan National Day?

First, the original name is “Shan National Day” and thus should be used without altering it, until a new consensus is found among all the stakeholders concerned.

Second, Federated Shan States, forerunner of the present Shan State, was a Federal Union in nature and had been ruled by respective Sao Hpa of each principality corresponding to its ethnic group. For example, the Palaung area was ruled by Palaung prince or Sao Hpa, the Pa O by the Pa O, the Kokang by the Kokang, the Danu by the Danu and so on.

Transforming Societies: Contestations and Convergences in Asia and the Pacific

Transforming Societies: Contestations and Convergences in Asia and the Pacific

12th Asia-Pacific Sociological Association (APSA) Conference "Transforming Societies: Contestations and Convergences in Asia and the Pacific" 15-16 February 2014, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University. On-line registration until 5 February 2014

Assessment of the Current Situation in Burma

Burma is in the midst of change and we want to report to you what is happening, both good and bad. We are grateful for those who have brought greater freedoms to Burma. We also want to stand with those who have not yet experienced those freedoms and are still under attack. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Media release of Tai Youth Conference

December 29, 2013

The first national Tai Youth Conference was held in Mandalay from 27 to 29 December 2013, and altogether about 250 youth- both Tai women and men from 49 townships of Burma attended the conference.  

Press Conference: “Same Impunity, Same Pattern” report launch

Dear partners, networks, members,

With great pleasure, we would like to invite you to the Report Launch Press Conference titled “Same Impunity, Same Pattern” in Bangkok at Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT). Our report “Same Patterns, Same Impunity” exposes ongoing sexual violence in conflict areas from 2010-2013 and the enshrined impunity for these crimes. We have waited to launch this report, eagerly looking for changes in military tactics and reform of the legal system. Yet these changes have not appeared. With peace talks ongoing, it is vital that addressing widespread sexual violence forms a key part of the peace process. With no women present at the negotiating table, the impunity for past and present sexual violence has not been addressed. For fourteen years the WLB has been ardently working for sustainable, equitable peace in Burma; unless ongoing, brutal sexual violence is addressed this will not be possible.

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Last of the breed: life of a Shan prince (Part One)  Renowned Australian journalist Phil Thornton interviewed Sao Hso Hom, son of Sao Sam Tun, late Prince of Mongpawn and


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