One Year Protest on the Burmese Military Coup

On 1 Feb, #WAM honours you, the heroes fallen and wounded, whose lives have been blown up by the Myanmar military since the coup. And you, for whom 2021 was a continuation of 70+ years of the military’s war of terror. We thank and support you. You put your lives on the line and actContinue reading “One Year Protest on the Burmese Military Coup”

Why Women Activism in Myanmar Matters

WAM’s debut online webinar event, ‘Why Women Activism in Myanmar Matters (WWAMM)’ celebrates and recognises the incredible resilience of Myanmar women and their tireless work towards democracy and peacebuilding. Joined by vibrant and courageous guest speakers:– H.E. Daw Ei Thinzar Maung, Deputy Minister of Women, Youths and Children Affairs of National Unity Government of Myanmar,–Continue reading “Why Women Activism in Myanmar Matters”

“Ma Thida prisoner of conscience” – review on ABC’s Earshot Program

“Breathe in – Breathe out…  Which cell is she going to?… Breathe in – Breathe out… Why didn’t I hear the key in the lock?… Breathe in – Breathe out… Please! Please! I hope it’s not a problem for anyone.”  Ma Thida (San Chaung) This vipassana meditative practice is how our long-time human rights defender,Continue reading ““Ma Thida prisoner of conscience” – review on ABC’s Earshot Program”

International Day of Peace, 2021

Everyone in Myanmar wants peace – and justice, freedom and security, and they have done so for many years. The military’s brutality is the opposite of peace, with war continuing to ravage the whole country. In response, the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) continues through non-violent protests to show their opposition to the military takeover, and,Continue reading “International Day of Peace, 2021”

Eaindra Kyaw Zin: Best Actress Behind Bars

Clearly moved, Advisory Board Jury Member, and Award-winning actress, Deborah Kara Unger, today announced Eaindra Kyaw Zin the winner of the Seymour Cassel Award for Outstanding Performance at the 28th Oldenburg International Film Festival. Myanmar Academy Award winners Eaindra Kyaw Zin and Paing Phyoe Thu both star in director Na Gyi’s second feature film WhatContinue reading “Eaindra Kyaw Zin: Best Actress Behind Bars”