Endorsed Organizations

  1. 1. Tavoyan Women’s Union
  2. 2. Khaing Myal Thitsar Committee (Tanintharyi)
  3. 3. Tayet Chaung Farmer Union
  4. 4. ၈၈-ပြင့္လင္း
  5. 5. ၈၈-ၿငိမ္း/ပြင့္ ေရၾကည္
  6. 6. ၈၈ မ်ဳိးဆက္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ပြင့္လင္းလူ႔အဖြဲ႔အစည္း (ေကာ့ေသာင္း)
  7. 7. ၈၈ မ်ဳိးဆက္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ပြင့္လင္းလူ႔အဖြဲ႔အစည္း (ၿမိတ္)
  8. 8. ၈၈ ေသြးသစ္
  9. 9. Action Group for Farmer Affair (AGFA)
  10. 10. AFFL-IUF (Kyaukme)
  11. 11. AFFL-IUF (Naungcho)
  12. 12. ALARM
  13. 13. Alin Banmaw LDO
  14. 14. Alin Thit Social Development Organization
  15. 15. Alinsaetamarn Library & Resource Center
  16. 16. All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC)
  17. 17. All Kachin Youth Union
  18. 18. Arakan Peasant Union (APU)
  19. 19. Arakan Rivers Network (ARN)
  20. 20. Arakan Youth Network (AYN)
  21. 21. Area Peace and Development Forward (APDG)
  22. 22. ASDO
  23. 23. Asiochin Independence Force (Magway region)
  24. 24. Ayeyarwaddy Transparency and Accountability Association (ATAA)
  25. 25. Ayeyarwaddy West Development Organization
  26. 26. Ayeyarwaddy-MATA
  27. 27. Ayeyarwaddy Youth Network (AYN)
  28. 28. Banmaw Youth Network
  29. 29. BBDN
  30. 30. BRIDGE
  31. 31. Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG)
  32. 32. Burma Monitor
  33. 33. CCFC/CBA
  34. 34. Citizen Action for Transparency (ACFT)
  35. 35. Candle Light Youth Group
  36. 36. CBT – NganChaung Conservation
  37. 37. CBT – Gawyangyi Island (Nantharpu)
  38. 38. Center for Environment and Resources
  39. 39. Center for Environment and Resources Development in Arakan (CERDA)
  40. 40. Central Chin Youth Organization
  41. 41. Chin Community Based Rehabilitation (Hakha)
  42. 42. Chin Education Initiative
  43. 43. Chin Farmer Network
  44. 44. Chin Green Network
  45. 45. Chin Land Affair Network (CLAN)
  46. 46. Chin River Watch (CRW)
  47. 47. Chin Women Development Organization
  48. 48. Chin Youth Network
  49. 49. Chin Youth Organization (Kanpetlet)
  50. 50. Chinland Natural Resources Watch Group (CNRWG)
  51. 51. cho-Chin Development Association (CDA)
  52. 52. Citizens Action for Transparency
  53. 53. Center for Learning Alternative for Youth (CLAY)
  54. 54. Community Observers Association (COA)
  55. 55. Coal Watch Kawthaung
  56. 56. Community Development Association
  57. 57. Community Development Department (Kachin Baptist Convention)
  58. 58. Community Health and Development (CHAD)
  59. 59. Community Network Centre (Thahton District)
  60. 60. Community Response Group (ComReG)
  61. 61. CRAG
  62. 62. Dawei Development Association
  63. 63. Dawei Research Association
  64. 64. Dawei Watch Foundation
  65. 65. Democratic Education Corner – DEC
  66. 66. Development Organization
  67. 67. Enet – Kutkai Land Group
  68. 68. Falam Watch Group
  69. 69. FDA
  70. 70. Free & Fair (Youth) Network
  71. 71. Free and Justice
  72. 72. Forest User Association (FUA)
  73. 73. Future Star Youth Organization
  74. 74. Future Women Association (FWA)
  75. 75. Ga Ra Yang IDP Land Protection Committee
  76. 76. Galaxy Education Network
  77. 77. Global Family (Hakha)
  78. 78. Golden Heart Organization
  79. 79. GREEN (Hakha)
  80. 80. Green Development Network (Paung Township)
  81. 81. Green For All (Nahto Gyi)
  82. 82. Green Justice
  83. 83. Green Network Mergui Archipelago
  84. 84. Green Network Tanintharyi
  85. 85. Green Rights Organization
  86. 86. Grip Hands Foundation
  87. 87. Heartland Foundation
  88. 88. Hornbill Organization
  89. 89. Htoi Gender
  90. 90. Hualngo Youth Organization (HYO)
  91. 91. Humanity Institute (HI) (Kachin)
  92. 92. HURFOM
  93. 93. IFI Watch (Kyun Su)
  94. 94. IFI Watch Myanmar
  95. 95. iSchool-Myanmar
  96. 96. Jeepyah Civil Social Development Organization
  97. 97. Justice Society Organization
  98. 98. K’Cho Land Development Association (Mindat)
  99. 99. K’Cho Chin Women Organization (Mindat)
  100. 100. Kachin Bibilical Baptish Church (KBBC)
  101. 101. Kachin Lawyers’ Group (KLG)
  102. 102. Kachin Literature and Culture Association
  103. 103. Kachin National Social Development Foundation
  104. 104. Kachin National Youth Network (KNYN)
  105. 105. Kachin State Farmers Association
  106. 106. Kachin State Farmers’ Network
  107. 107. Kachin State women Network
  108. 108. Kachin State Youth Assembly
  109. 109. Kachin State Youth Association
  110. 110. Kachin Women Union
  111. 111. Kalyana Meikta Social Association (Khin-u)
  112. 112. Kanpetlet Land Development Organization
  113. 113. Kant Ba Lu Farmers Network
  114. 114. Karen Grassroots Women Network
  115. 115. Karen Human Rights Group
  116. 116. Karen Rivers Watch
  117. 117. Karenni Human Rights Group (KnHRG)
  118. 118. Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front – Youth (KNPLF – Youth)
  119. 119. Karuna Mission Social Solidarity – Kengtung
  120. 120. Karuna Mission Social Solidarity – Loikaw
  121. 121. Karuna Mission Social Solidarity – Taungngu
  122. 122. Kayah Baptish Association (KBA – CSSDD)
  123. 123. Kayahliphu Youth
  124. 124. Kachin Conservation Working Group (KCWG)
  125. 125. KEAN
  126. 126. KEG
  127. 127. KESAN
  128. 128. Khu Pho Kapaw
  129. 129. KLPDC
  130. 130. KMIW
  131. 131. KNLFP Youth
  132. 132. KOG
  133. 133. KRW
  134. 134. Kachin State Farmer Association (KSFA)
  135. 135. KSFU
  136. 136. Kyaukphyu Rural Development Association
  137. 137. Kyaukphyu SEZ CSOs Alliance (KSCA)
  138. 138. Lahu Development Network
  139. 139. LAIN Technical Support Group
  140. 140. Lairawn Zirsang Pawlkom, Kalay
  141. 141. Land Resources Group
  142. 142. Lin Lat Kyal Social Development Organization
  143. 143. Loi Yan Bum
  144. 144. Mandalay Regional Youth Association (MRYA)
  145. 145. Mandalay YMCA
  146. 146. MATA – Sagaing Region
  147. 147. Matu Women Association (Matupi)
  148. 148. Maymyo Farmer Network
  149. 149. Min Lwin Environmental Conservation Group
  150. 150. Mindat Youth Association – MYA
  151. 151. Minhla Youth
  152. 152. Mon Region Land Policy Affair Committee
  153. 153. Mon Women Organization
  154. 154. Mother Land – Tanintharyi
  155. 155. MPA (Shan State)
  156. 156. MRJ
  157. 157. Muditar Organization
  158. 158. Mwetaung Area Development
  159. 159. Myanmar Cultural Research Society (MCRS)
  160. 160. Myeik Lawyers Network
  161. 161. National Network for Education Reform (NNER)
  162. 162. NeT Organization (Northern Shan)
  163. 163. Network for Chin Community Development (NCCD)
  164. 164. NINU (Women in Action Group)
  165. 165. Nyan Lynn Thit Analytica
  166. 166. Open Data Myanmar
  167. 167. Open Development Foundation
  168. 168. Our Nature Land
  169. 169. Oway Education and Yout hInstitute
  170. 170. Pan Tai Shin Fisherman Rural Development Organization
  171. 171. Pan Tai Shin Rural Development Organization
  172. 172. Pan Tai Shin Women Rural Development Organization
  173. 173. Paung Ku
  174. 174. Paungsee Myittar Organization
  175. 175. Peace Law Academy Network
  176. 176. Peace Working Committee
  177. 177. Political and Civil Engagement
  178. 178. Pone Yate Sit Regional Development Organization
  179. 179. Pyoe Development Organization
  180. 180. Rain Maker Development Institute (Kachin)
  181. 181. Rainfall Gender Study Organization
  182. 182. Resource Rights for the Indigenous Peoles
  183. 183. Rule of Law Watch Group
  184. 184. Sama Zone IDP Land Protection Committee
  185. 185. SaNaR (Save the Natural Resource)
  186. 186. SarPhyu Farmer Network
  187. 187. Saytana Shaesaung Youth Organization
  188. 188. Shan Women Development Network
  189. 189. Shan Youth Parahita
  190. 190. Shwe Minn Tha Foundation (Myanmar)
  191. 191. Shwe Thinkha Social Development Organization
  192. 192. Shwechinthae Farmers Network
  193. 193. Shwechinthae Social Service Group (Shwebo)
  194. 194. Sindun Network Organization
  195. 195. Social Program Aid for Civic Education (SPACE)
  196. 196. Southern Youth Development Organization
  197. 197. Star Way CSO
  198. 198. Students and Youth Congress of Burma (SYCB)
  199. 199. Ta’ang Legal Aid
  200. 200. Ta’ang Students and Youth Union (TSYU)
  201. 201. Ta’ang Women Organization (TWO)
  202. 202. Tanintharyi Friends
  203. 203. Taung Tha Youth Organization
  204. 204. TEN – Taunggyi Education Network
  205. 205. Thanlwinthisa (Eastern Shan)
  206. 206. Third Eye (Mindat)
  207. 207. Tonzang Youth Association (TYA)
  208. 208. Uakthon Local Social Development Organization
  209. 209. Waimaw CSOs Network (WCN)
  210. 210. WE Generation Network
  211. 211. WOMAN of Indigenous Network – Chin
  212. 212. Women and Peace Action Network (Shan State)
  213. 213. Women Power (Eastern Shan)
  214. 214. Yong Ni Oo Social Development Organization
  215. 215. Yong Ni Oo Women Group
  216. 216. Youth Champion (MDY)
  217. 217. Youth Circle
  218. 218. Youth (AYY)
  219. 219. Zunlum Committee (Tanphaye)
  220. 220. ကဒူးလူငယ္ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအသင္း
  221. 221. ကမ္းေျခအားမာန္ ေရလုပ္သားဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔
  222. 222. ကယန္း အမ်ဳိးသမီးအစည္းအ႐ံုး (KyWO)
  223. 223. ကယန္းမ်ဳိးဆက္သစ္လူငယ္ (KNGY)
  224. 224. ကယားျပည္နယ္ေက်ာင္းသားသမဂၢ (KSSU)
  225. 225. ကရင္နီ ဒုကၡသည္ေကာ္မတီ (KnRC)
  226. 226. ကရင္နီျပည္ လူငယ္မ်ား သမဂၢ (UKSY)
  227. 227. ကရင္နီအမ်ဳိးသားလူငယ္အစည္းအ႐ံုး (KNYO)
  228. 228. ကရင္သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ႏွင့္ လူမႈေရးဆိုင္ရာကြန္ယက္
  229. 229. ကြတ္ခိုင္ေတာင္သူကြန္ရက္
  230. 230. ကလ်ာဏမိတၱေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း (KMF)
  231. 231. ကေလးသူငယ္ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေ႐ွာက္ေရးကြန္ယက္
  232. 232. က်ဳိင္းတံု လူငယ္ကြန္ရက္
  233. 233. က်ဳိင္းတံု အမ်ဳိးသမီးကြန္ရက္
  234. 234. ခ်င္းေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားသမဂၢ – (တကၠသိုလ္မ်ား-ကေလး)
  235. 235. ခ်ီေဖြလူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးကြန္ယက္
  236. 236. ဂ႐ုဏာ႐ွင္ နာေရးကူညီေရးအဖြဲ႔
  237. 237. ငြန္တေအာင္းေျမယာႏွင့္ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႔
  238. 238. ငါတို႔အနာဂတ္ေ႐ွ႕ေဆာင္
  239. 239. စစ္ေတာင္းသံစဥ္ လူမႈကြန္ရက္
  240. 240. စိမ္းလန္းမိုးကုတ္
  241. 241. စိမ္းလန္းျပင္ဦးလြင္
  242. 242. စိမ္းေရာင္စို (တံတားဦး)
  243. 243. ဆြတ္ရိန္ေျမယာအဖြဲ႔ တာမိုးညဲ
  244. 244. ဆာကဆာ
  245. 245. ဆာကေဆာ
  246. 246. ဆာကေပၚ
  247. 247. ဆာဓူေဝၚ
  248. 248. တေအာင္းေက်ာင္းသားႏွင့္ လူငယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႔ (TSYU)
  249. 249. တာကေပါလူငယ္အဖြဲ႔
  250. 250. ထြန္းသစ္စ လူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  251. 251. ထြယ္ဂင္ေတာင္
  252. 252. ထြယ္ဆန္
  253. 253. ထားဝယ္ခ႐ိုင္ ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားသမဂၢ
  254. 254. ဒို႔ေျမ ျပည္သူ႔အက်ဳိးျပဳကြန္ယက္ (တြံ႔ေတး)
  255. 255. ဓမၼအလင္း ယဥ္ေက်းလိမၼာအဖြဲ႔
  256. 256. နမ့္က်ဳပရဟိတေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း
  257. 257. နမ့္ဖက္ကာ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႔
  258. 258. နားခ်မ္ လူမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္း
  259. 259. ပညာ့တံခါး အကယ္ဒမီ
  260. 260. ပန္းပ်ဳိးလက္ပရဟိတအဖြဲ႔
  261. 261. ပန္းပ်ဳိးသူ ေက်းလက္ေဒသဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  262. 262. ပန္းသီႀကိဳး LGBT အဖြဲ႔
  263. 263. ပါခ်န္ျမစ္ထိန္းသိမ္းေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးအဖြဲ႔
  264. 264. ပါခ်န္ျမစ္ထိန္းသိမ္းေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးႏွင့္ ျမစ္ဝွမ္းေဒသဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔
  265. 265. ပြိဳင့္-႐ိုးရာဝန္းက်င္ႁမွင့္တင္ေရးအဖြဲ႔
  266. 266. ပေဒသာမိုး
  267. 267. ပဲ့ကိုင္႐ွင္ ေရလုပ္သားငယ္မ်ားဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔
  268. 268. ပ်ဳိးဥယ်ာဥ္ ပညာေရးအေထာက္အကူျပဳအဖြဲ႔
  269. 269. ၿငိမ္းသံလြင္ေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း
  270. 270. ၿမိဳ႕မလူငယ္မိတ္သဟာယ
  271. 271. မဂၤလာေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း
  272. 272. မတူစိန္တလန္နယ္အဖြဲ႔
  273. 273. မတူဖိုရမ္ေကာ္မတီ
  274. 274. မွ်ေဝက႐ုဏာ
  275. 275. မိုးေဟာက္ မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါးတိုက္ဖ်က္ေရးအဖြဲ႔ (မိုးမိတ္)
  276. 276. မံုးေမာ္နယ္ ကခ်င္ႏွစ္ျခင္းဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးဌာန
  277. 277. မ်ဳိးဆက္သစ္ (႐ွမ္းျပည္)
  278. 278. ျဖဴစင္ေမတၱာ နာေရးကူညီမႈအသင္း
  279. 279. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ရဝမ္စာေပႏွင့္ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈအသင္း
  280. 280. ရကၡအားမာန္ လူမႈကူညီေရးအသင္း
  281. 281. ရခိုင္ျပည္လံုးဆိုင္ရာ ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားသမဂၢ
  282. 282. ရခိုင္ျပည္လံုးဆိုင္ရာ အရပ္ဘက္လူမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား မိတ္ဖက္အဖြဲ႔
  283. 283. ရခိုင္လူငယ္မ်ဳိးဆက္သစ္ကြန္ရက္ (RYNGN)
  284. 284. ရခိုင့္အရပ္ဘက္လူမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားကြန္ရက္ (ACN)
  285. 285. ရည္႐ြယ္ရာ လူငယ္ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  286. 286. ရတနာေရာင္ျခည္ လူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  287. 287. ႐ွစ္ေလးလံုးေသြးသစ္အဖြဲ႔ (မိုးၫွင္း)
  288. 288. ႐ွမ္းျပည္နယ္(ေျမာက္ပိုင္း) ေျမယာႏွင့္ေတာင္သူကြန္ရက္
  289. 289. ႐ွားနားအဖြဲ႔ (နာဂ)
  290. 290. ႐ိုးမခ်င္း – ေစတုတၳရာ
  291. 291. လက္ဖက္စိုက္ပ်ဳိးထုတ္လုပ္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ (မိုးမိတ္)
  292. 292. လခ်ိတ္စာေပႏွင့္ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈအသင္း
  293. 293. လပြတၱာ ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားသမဂၢအဖြဲ႔
  294. 294. လူ႔ေဘာင္သစ္လူငယ္ (YNS)
  295. 295. လူမူထာ
  296. 296. ဝံလက္ေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း (႐ခိုင္ျပည္)
  297. 297. သင့္ျမတ္လိုသူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔
  298. 298. သင့္ျမတ္သူမ်ား၏ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလမ္းစဥ္အဖြဲ႔ (PoPP)
  299. 299. သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႔ (ဆီဆိုင္)
  300. 300. သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ကာကြယ္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးႏွင့္ ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားဖြံၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔ (႐ွမ္းျပည္)
  301. 301. သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႔ (ေပါင္းေလာင္း)
  302. 302. သူရိန္ထြန္းေဒသဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအသင္း
  303. 303. သံေတာင္ WON
  304. 304. ဟိုပင္႐ွမ္းနီစာေပယဥ္ေက်းမႈအဖြဲ႔
  305. 305. အခမဲ့ပညာေရးဝန္ေဆာင္မႈအဖြဲ႔
  306. 306. အနာဂတ္အလင္းေကာ္မတီ (ဘုတ္ျပင္း)
  307. 307. အမ်ဳိးသမီးမိတ္သဟာယ၊ ႏွစ္ျခင္းအသင္းေတာ္
  308. 308. အမ်ဳိးသားသဟာယ (မတူပီ)
  309. 309. အလင္းတန္းလူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  310. 310. အလင္းဗန္းေမာ္ဘက္စံုဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း
  311. 311. အလင္းသစၥာေကာ္မတီ (ဘုတ္ျပင္း)
  312. 312. အလင္းေရာင္ပန္းတိုင္ေကာ္မတီ (ကၽြန္းစု)
  313. 313. အလုပ္သမားဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔
  314. 314. အသံ (လြတ္လပ္စြာထုတ္ေဖာ္ေျပာဆိုခြင့္လႈပ္႐ွားမႈအဖြဲ႔)
  315. 315. အားမာန္သစ္ လူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  316. 316. အဲန္ေတာင္ေပၚသားေဘာ္ဒါအဖြဲ႔
  317. 317. အႏိႈင္းမဲ့ေမတၱာ႐ွင္
  318. 318. ဥႆံုေဒသလူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္း
  319. 319. ဧရာပ်ဳိေမ အမ်ဳိးသမီးဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  320. 320. ေကာင္းျမတ္ႏွလံုးသား က်န္းမာေရးေစာင့္ေ႐ွာက္မႈအဖြဲ႔
  321. 321. ေကာ့ေသာင္းၿမိဳ႕ ႏိုင္ငံပိုင္ေျမယာေစာင့္ေ႐ွာက္ေရးေကာ္မတီ
  322. 322. ေက်းလက္ေဒသဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  323. 323. ေက်ာက္ျဖဴၿမိဳ႕နယ္လံုးဆိုင္ရာ ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားသမဂၢ
  324. 324. ေဆြသဟာလူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  325. 325. ေတာင္သူကြန္ရက္ (ေကာ့ေသာင္း)
  326. 326. ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားစိုက္ပ်ဳိးေမြးျမဴေရးကြန္ယက္
  327. 327. ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ား ဥပေဒအေထာက္အကူျပဳကြန္ရက္ (ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္) PLAN-A
  328. 328. ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ားႏွင့္ ေျမယာလုပ္သားမ်ားသမဂၢ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ)
  329. 329. ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ားႏွင့္ ေျမယာလုပ္သားမ်ားသမဂၢ (႐ွမ္းေ႐ွ႕)
  330. 330. ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ားႏွင့္ ေျမယာလုပ္သားမ်ားသမဂၢ (ၿမိတ္)
  331. 331. ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားသမဂၢ – ေကာ့ေသာင္း
  332. 332. ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားအဖြဲ႔ (ရပ္ေစာက္)
  333. 333. ေမတၱာဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း
  334. 334. ေမတၱာလက္ကမ္း (ၿမိတ္)
  335. 335. ေမတၱာေ႐ွ႕ေဆာင္
  336. 336. ေျမယာႏွင့္ သဘာဝဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႔ ကြတ္ခိုင္
  337. 337. ေရာင္စဥ္လိႈင္း – ေရ႐ွည္တည္တံ့ေသာ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးမႈဆိုင္ရာအသိပညာေပးကြန္ယက္
  338. 338. ေ႐ြနံသာ ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားအဖြဲ႔
  339. 339. ေ႐ြအနာဂတ္ လူမႈဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႔
  340. 340. ေလးအိမ္စု မဂၤလာလူငယ္အဖြဲ႔
  341. 341. ေလာင္ဗ်စ္ေခါင္သဘာဝထိန္းသိမ္းေရးေကာ္မတီ
  342. 342. ေအာင္ေလာင္းေတာင္သူအဖြဲ႔ မိုးေမာက္
  343. 343. ေႏြအရိပ္စာၾကည့္တိုက္
  344. 344. ႏွစ္ျခင္းအသင္းေတာ္ (မတူပီ)
  345. 345. ႏွလံုးလွေသြးလွဴ႐ွင္အသင္း
  346. 346. ႏိုင္ငံပိုင္ေျမယာ ထိန္းသိမ္းေစာင့္ေ႐ွာက္ေရးေကာ္မတီ (ေကာ့ေသာင္း)

LIOH launched 120 days campaign against VFV law

On 11 November 2018, LIOH has launched a countdown campaign on social media; alerting only 120 days left for countless number of innocent citizens and ethnic nationals who are making a living on more than 45 million acres of land could be prosecuted & humiliated with lawsuits because of the unjust “Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management Law (VFV Law)”.

LIOH launched this campaign together with its strategic alliance MATA (Myanmar Alliance for Transparency & Accountability). The call of this campaign is –

  • Abolishing the VFV Law
  • Respecting the customary land management practices those are practicing within ethnic communities
  • The process of making new federal land law with full and meaningful participation & inclusion of local ethnic peoples from different areas

LIOH’s Commentary on NLUP Forum 2018

We, Land in Our Hands (LIOH), welcome the initiative to develop a new land law. However, we strongly believe that law making process needs to be democratic that enables participation of affected and vulnerable people in decision making; guarantees the right of ethnic peoples & community to govern and manage land & natural resources; and solves existing land conflicts with socially just way.

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar leads the National Land Use Policy Forum based on National Land Use Policy (NLUP-2016) on 2nd and 3rd October 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. One of the most important things within the NLUP is coming out a National Land Law. We, Land in Our Hands (LIOH), welcome the initiative to develop a new land law. However, we strongly believe that law making process needs to be democratic that enables participation of affected and vulnerable people in decision making; guarantees the right of ethnic peoples & community to govern and manage land & natural resources; and solves existing land conflicts with socially just way.

The National Land Use Policy (NLUP) allows the collaboration of the smallholder farmers and civil societies in making decision on land use & management on farmland. We understand that smallholder farmers and civil societies have been given safeguards regarding the economic and political interests as well as large control over economic and development projects. To teem down these safeguards, the forthcoming National Land Law needs expanding its extent to the rights to land and land sovereignty of the people instead of pruning into property rights. There is the need to have the laws protecting & ensuring the accessibility, the right to use & the right to manage/control the farmland for farmers and providing remedies (land restitution) to societies suffered from past and current violation of these rights.

In the land policy drafting process that had started in 2014, the Government initially arranged to approve the policies, that had been drafted with the opinion of a minority of individuals from the government side, in a setup where only a few civil society organizations including farmers in a very short amount of time. However, LIOH network and allied such as many ethnic farmers and civil society organizations had worked to get the wider consultation process that brings many stakeholders’ contribution, and thus some good outcomes were achieved (despite many concern points still remain in the policy). For example, we were able to include provisions such as ethnic land rights, land restitution and harmonization of land related laws.

Read full LIOH’s Commentary on NLUP Forum in English & Burmese.

Sub-national & National Workshops on Reviewing Existing Land Laws (2018)

. . . a national workshop providing a space for land rights organizations across the country bringing the voices related to the implications of the existing land laws and local peoples’ desires . . .

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar enacted Vacant, Fallow, & Virgin Land Management Law (VFV law) in 2012 under the President U Thein Sein and changing the way land is regulated. For example, the Farmland Law allowed land to be bought, sold and transferred on a land market with land use certificates. However, large numbers of people actually tilling the land either did not have and/or experienced great and often overwhelming difficulties in trying to obtain the required documents. Then, based on the VFV law, all land not formally registered with the government could now be reallocated to domestic and foreign investors. Neither law takes into account the land rights of ethnic minorities. Both fail to recognize customary and communal tenure systems in land, water, fisheries and forests. As a result, large numbers of farmers in the country, including most upland ethnic communities, have suddenly become ‘squatters’ under this law. When National Land Use Policy (NLUP 2016) came out with a lot of efforts & inputs from LIOH, the VFV itself becomes contradictory and need to be abolished. Since then, LIOH stands to say “NO” to VFV and doesn’t recognize its existence.

During 2017, the new Government was trying to modify & enforce the farmland law and VFV law with desires to have only very few amendments. Besides, 2017 land acquisition act (draft) came out and the following problematic issues are found: lack of recognition of the land rights, designation of the farmers as criminals,creation of complicated and opaque land management processes, lack of transparency and accountability, encouragement of corruption, promotion of government organizations’ land control and manipulation, favoritism for private investors, lack of independent monitoring on implementation of land management, selling/renting/buying land as a commodity and lack of absolute recognition of customary land tenure. In the draft bill of land acquisition act there is too much influence and control of Ministry of Home Affairs on land management and there is very little or almost no management role for the public Government elected by the people of Myanmar.

The draft new bills/amendment bills related to land laws fails to meet the democratic standards (that require public consultation for enacting laws standards) and international human right standards. Moreover, they are not based on policy/framework essential in drafting a law.

Currently, the Parliament will be having discussions on these land laws and the Government will be enforcing the law near future. Once these law has been enforced, the farmers will be the primary victims – especially from the rural areas and ethnic communities. LIOH doesn’t recognize the existence of this VFV law though do believe being silent is not an answer particularly in this situation. Therefore, this falls under urgency to make collective voice for saying “NO” to VFV law, rewriting new farmland law and never ever to adopt draft bill of 2017 Land Acquisition Act which are all not consistent with the current situation of Myanmar.

In these regards, LIOH hosted a national workshop during 22-23 May 2018 providing a space for land rights organizations across the country bringing the voices from different states & regions – related to the implications of the existing land laws and local peoples’ desires. During the workshop, 91 participants were participating and they are representing over 400 organizations around the country. They have done sub-national workshops analyzing the existing land-related laws & voicing out their desires.

Sub-national & National workshops were done in the following areas:


CSO’s Statement on the effort for adopting the REDD+ National Strategy

[Unofficial English Translation]

CSO’s Statement on the effort for adopting the REDD+ National Strategy

3 May 2018

We know REDD+ National Strategy (draft) is going to be adopted in Myanmar. It is important to respect and recognize the self-determination and customary practices of each and every ethnicity. Moreover, any process related to natural resources under customary governance in ethnic areas needs free prior informed consent; and it is the fact that we believe.

We have noticed that the whole process of REDD+ is not sufficient in getting the consent of ethnic communities and public consultation especially the potentially affected communities and the effort to invite those communities in the process of consultation is not sufficient. In addition, there is no meaningful consultation with the local communities from the areas where this strategy would promote attraction for resource extractions.

The people from natural resource rich ethnic areas need sufficient amount of time to get & digest the complete information on REDD+ and to be gender sensitive & inclusive process. The people have the rights to information which is not only about the plan & the National Strategy but also the consequences of it. Moreover, the livelihoods of ethnic peoples from decades long arm conflicts areas are relying customarily on forest and natural resources. The marginalizing & exclusive processes are pushing those peoples towards unsecured & deteriorate lives.

REDD+ would create potential misunderstandings under existing peace building process; would become a cause for serious potential conflicts in mixed control areas (the Government and ethnic armed organizations).

Lastly, the strategy document is mentioning that shifting cultivation is the reason of deforestation; without concrete & clear evidence. That citation is not correct according to systematic studies in practice. The strategy is not discussing on industrial & infrastructure projects (especially transnational roads passing through the forests).

Civil society organizations demand the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and the organizations supporting for development of Myanmar REDD+ National Strategy the following points.

  1. To respect the indigenous peoples’ rights to govern their natural resources; and to halt the process till supportive & protective measures are in place for customary land rights and the livelihoods of indigenous peoples
  2. To proceed wider and meaningful public consultations with communities and key local actors (including civil society organizations, smallholder farmers, people living in rural areas and conflict affected areas)
  3. To analyze conflict sensitivity for strategy development and to include in the current peace building & national reconciliation process.
  4. To ensure REDD+ strategy is for promoting human wellbeing and not for diminishing.

Contact

  1. Saw San Ngwe    (09-793958791)
  2. Saw Alex                (+66-967656615, 09-793595873)
  3. Ma Kamoon         (09-401601822)

LIOH’s Feedback on the Farmland Law amendments

The 2012 Farmland law does not protect either smallholder farmers or real farmers. Moreover, it cannot resolve the current land disputes. It is a law that encourages businessmen, companies and land confiscation. The Bill to amend the 2012 Farmland law will neither protect the farmers nor be effective at all. The current lands laws do not respect customary right to land in ethnic areas at all. Thus, a new farmland law must be developed instead of amending the 2012 Farmland law, that respects, protects and promotes the rights of small-holder farmers across the country.

Thus, while we welcome any initiative to revise the current Farmland Law, we feel very strongly that the nature and character of the currently proposed amendments are not what is needed. They fail to address the true weaknesses of the existing law and at the same time they move regulation of land even further in the wrong direction.

Thus, while we welcome any initiative to revise the current Farmland Law, we feel very strongly that the nature and character of the currently proposed amendments are not what is needed. They fail to address the true weaknesses of the existing law and at the same time they move regulation of land even further in the wrong direction.

Read the full LIOH’s position & feedback on the Farmland Law (English) (Burmese p.1-6; Burmese p.7-12).

Read . . . LIOH’s Statement on the Farmland Law Amendments

LIOH Statement on the Farmland Law amendments

From 17-19 July 2017 in Yangon, we, the members of Land In Our Hands network- (90) representatives from (48) organizations of each and every State and Region — discussed and analyzed the 16 points Farmland law amendment bill published in The Mirror daily newspaper on 16th June 2017 for public consultation; and have issued the following statement:

1. In our consideration, the existing 2012 Farmland Law and the 2012 Vacant, Fallow, Virgin Land Law have been drafted without meaningful consultation or getting the (informed) opinion and consent of the farmers who are 70% of the population of the country. These laws also have neglected the customary land tenure of ethnic nationalities as well as the important cultural and historical values of land and intended to consider land as a commodity for buying and selling, resulting in further complication and worsening of the current land issues. For example, amending the provisions about seasonal crops can be interpreted as favoring project crops, so we consider these as dangerous amendments. In addition, this law to amend the current farmland law does not comply with and does go against the National Land Use Policy (2016), so we find the amendment law to be a backtracking amendment with the effect of moving backward and undermining the NLUP.

2. Since current laws have been developed without the consent of the farmers and communities, they do not provide protection for land tenure and social security of the farmers. This process of reforming the current laws in turn has been a rushed and driven one, so the plan to do a consultation for farmland law amendment poses the danger/risk to make current land disputes and issues even more complicated.

3. We strongly object to the fact that this farmland law amendment draft hearing session in the parliament will not gain any effective changes at all, since public-elected parliamentarians have not gone through any activities to listen to the voice, opinions and desires of the farmers and the communities.

4. Essentially, we earnestly demand that the timeframe for public hearing of farmland law amendment draft be modified so that the opinions, perspectives and independent recommendations of the farmers and communities can be incorporated into the farmland law amendment process.

5. We want to meet and discuss our findings and analysis with the parliamentarians prior to any discussion or hearing of farmland law amendment bill.

(Download the statement in Burmese or English)

Read . . . LIOH’s Position & Feedback on the Farmland Law & Amendments

LIOH’s Comment on the Draft National Land Use Policy

National Land Use Policy of Myanmar: Our Response and Recommendations

“The land use policy will have significant impacts on all land use types in the whole country including small-scale to large-scale land users. It is important to balance land use for country’s economic development and promote social justice with equitable tenure rights and control of land, forests, fisheries, water and associated natural resources, for all, with special emphasis on women, youth, poor, vulnerable and marginalized peoples”

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report analyzes and provides feedback on the draft National Land Use Policy (NLUP) of Myanmar made public on October 18, 2014. It is based on eight consultation workshops organized across the country by Land in Our Hands (LIOH). LIOH is a farmer network of more than 60 community based organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) dedicated to promoting, protecting, respecting, and fulfilling the land tenure rights of small-scale farmers and fisherfolks, particularly rural women and ethnic communities. LIOH welcomes the unprecedented opportunity to take part in this very crucial land policy making process at time when Myanmar is at a crossroads.

The success of Myanmar’s reform process is tied to resolving the country’s land crisis, and at the same time, there is a need to protect communities’ lands from confiscation in this climate of increased foreign investment. The NLUP will play an important role in addressing both of these concerns, and the current draft contains several promising aspects. However, LIOH has also identified many serious flaws in the policy-making process and the policy itself, and this report is our way of offering a sincere and forthright response to the draft NLUP, including specific recommendations.

Of the utmost concern is the undemocratic process by which the NLUP has been drafted. Although drafting of the policy began in late 2013, it was not made publicly available until October 2014. At this time, the Myanmar government planned to collect feedback in just 17 consultations of 3 hours each within 18 days in 14 states and regions. The short time frame meant local communities were ill prepared to provide feedback on a long, and technical document. It is this flawed consultation process that prompted LIOH to hold its own consultations, analyze the draft policy, and provide its own feedback. We recommend that the government of Myanmar further extends the deadline for public comment and publicizes the draft NLUP widely in local languages online and through the media, both independent and state-owned.

The content of the draft NLUP also falls short of following international norms and best practices as outlined in the United Nations Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. It does not prioritize small-scale farmers, minority ethnic peoples and other poor, vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society, nor does it provide sufficient measures to prevent them from being dispossessed of their land and livelihoods. Instead, the policy prioritizes and gives special privileges to business investors, which could spark more land grabs and create more land problems within the country.

LIOH recommends that the policy must be re-drafted to reflect the overarching principles of human dignity, non-discrimination, gender equality, holistic and sustainable approach, rule of law, good governance, and free prior and informed consent. Furthermore, the policy should detail clear answers to the following questions: Whose rights, what rights, what purpose, and who gets to decide?

Specifically, the NLUP must respect ethnic land policies, outline a dispute mechanism with local participation, include a mechanism for redistributive land reform, and recognize the right of returning refugees to restitution of their land and property. Furthermore, the land classification system must be revised, and the people using the land must be involved in the classification process. The categories of “vacant, fallow, virgin land” and “permanent taungya” are unacceptable to people in ethnic territories. The NLUP must also include truly bottom up decision-making and participation in survey assessment, zoning, and information creation and management. It must protect the specific rights and needs of women, and protect the right of ethnic communities to practice shifting cultivation. The policy must also implement safeguards to protect the land tenure rights of communities threatened by project concessions, following the UN Guidelines on Development Related Evictions and Displacement. Lastly, the NLUP should provide for a clear, impartial, and independent monitoring process to evaluate the policy and recommend improvements.

Time should be taken for the National Land Use Policy to be re-drafted with the full inclusion and meaningful participation of representatives of small scale farmers, ethnic groups, women, youth and other people and communities who will be most effected, as well as parliamentarians and independent experts.

Read full document . . . English / Burmese

A Call to The Republic of the Union of Myanmar to “Promote Land Ownership, Sustainable land Use and Family Farming” 

Land in our hands, food for everyone

A call to the Government, the Parliament and the Judiciary of the Union of Myanmar Republic to promote, protect, respect and fulfill the land tenure rights of small-scale farmers, fishers, forest dwellers, rural women, rural youth, and ethnic communities

October 16, 2014

Introduction: Who we are and why we are making this statement

  • We, the Land In Our Hands network, an initiative of small-scale farmers, community-based organizations and other civil society organisations from across Myanmar, greet and celebrate the “World Food Day”.
  • We, the small-scale farmers, fishers, forest dwellers, rural women, rural youth, and ethnic communities who are the backbone of the country’s food production, celebrate the marking of this day as the day when our crucial role in feeding families and communities throughout the Union is recognized, remembered and appreciated. The problematic
  • However, large-scale land deals, or land grabs by private or public corporate actors in the name of food security are on the rise in the Union of Myanmar Republic, in spite of under current process of democratic reform. Many of these deals are made under the pretext that lands are unused or underused but in most cases affected communities have shown otherwise. In fact, we small-scale farmers, fisherfolks, rural women and ethnic communities are being either displaced and physically dispossessed of, or losing our effective control over, our most important means of food production and subsistence: our land and water. This results in our inability to feed ourselves, our communities and our peoples, in addition to loss of jobs and negative environmental impacts and growing social unrest
  • Lack of or counterproductive regulatory and institutional frameworks result in the lack of state support to protect, respect and fulfill our land tenure rights, and also lack of support for small scale food farming and fishing, inspite of its important role in feeding the country and its peoples. Our main call and concrete demands In striving for durable peace and genuinely equitable and sustainable development in the country, and within the spirit of current democratic reforms, “Land In Our Hands” calls on the Government, the Congress and the Judiciary of the Union of Myanmar Republic to promote, protect, respect and fulfill the land tenure rights of small-scale farmers and fisherfolks, and particularly of rural women and ethnic communities. Specifically, we call the Union State to:
  1. Reform its national land policy and law so that they focus in promoting, protecting, respecting and fulfilling the tenure rights of small-scale farmers, fisherfolks, rural women and ethnic communities.
  2. Create a space and support effective participation of all representatives of small- scale farmers, fisherfolks, rural women and ethnic communities, in reforming the land policy and law
  3. Adopt the necessary and appropriate policy, legal, institutional and budgetary frameworks to recognize protect, respect and fulfill land tenure systems of indigenous ethnic peoples and other communities with customary tenure systems
  4. Ensure the rights of women to land and food are protected and fulfilled within the reformed land regulatory framework.
  5. Acknowledge in the land policy and law that land, fisheries, and forests have social, cultural, spiritual, economic, environmental and political meaning and value to indigenous ethnic peoples and other communities with customary land tenure systems and living on and off these farmlands, fisheries and forests.
  6. Promote, protect, respect and fulfill in the land policy and law the right of small-scale farmers, fisherfolks, rural women and ethnic communities to exercise self-governance of the land, sub-soil, fisheries, water and forests in their communities.
  7. Create a genuine legal land disputes solving mechanism and system that allows farmers, community members and all members of representatives of respective sectors to participate in solving natural resources and land-based disputes and conflicts in the whole country.
  8. Guarantee the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and consultation standards to ensure that the rights of small scale food producers and local family farming communities are protected
  9. Put a legal moratorium to all current mega development projects (including roads and hydro-power mega-dams) and land deals of any type (such as those related to mining, oil extraction, lodging and farming including contract farming arrangements) in ethnic areas until the land, water and forest tenure rights of small-scale farmers, fisherfolks, rural women and ethnic communities are appropriately promoted, protected, respected and fulfilled by the state in its land policy and law.
  10. And, last but not least, open up to our aspirations and voices in working toward a genuine peace and political solutions.

In sum, Land In Our Hands believes that unless all of the above mentions are urgently and appropriately addressed, Myanmar will not be able to find a durable peace and sustainable development for all the people and peoples of Myanmar. World Food Day is a good moment to reflect not only how much small scale farmers, fishers, rural women, rural youth and ethnic communities already contribute to the food security of Myanmar. It is also a great moment to reflect on how much more we have to contribute so that together we can be part of ensuring a positive transition to a better, more just and peaceful society.

Contacts
Si Thu: 09403706052 (Burmese)
Saw Alex: 09254207842 (Burmese and English)

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