Human Rights Documentation is essential, especially in Ethnic area.


News_1_Photo“Human Rights Documentation training is essential especially in ethnic area” stated one of the participants from Human Rights Documentation training conducted by ND-Burma in Rangoon, from the 9th to the 15th May 2013.

One of the participants from Palaung area said, “I come from an ethnic area and I participate at this training. In the ethnic area, people do not understand what human rights and human rights abuses are. In this training, I gain and recognize the situation that we are facing, and when I will get back home, I’ll share the knowledge that I gain from this training with my people and will be able to report information on the human rights violations that I see. Such trainings represent a unique opportunity in Burma, especially in ethnic area. I really thank ND-Burma for arranging this training”

ND-Burma’s members in Rangoon conduct the Human Rights Documentation’s training. Among them, 14 participants from ND-Burma organization members coming from various areas joined this training.

In the training, facilitators discuss basic Human Rights, UDHR, international treaties, particularly the ones Burma has signed and the importance of documentation in the context of transitional justice.

ND-Burma was founded in 2004, in order to provide a way for Burma’s human rights organizations to collaborate on the human rights documentation process. The 13 ND-Burma organizations members seek to collectively use the truth of what Burma’s communities have endured to challenge the regime’s power through present-day advocacy, as well as preparing justice and accountability measures in the optic of a potential transition.

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