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Inspirasi (Indonesia) and Mindanao: Both these programmes have recruited ten and eight participants respectively from a wide range of civil society organisations, with completely revamped sustainable development courses for each. From May (Inspirasi) and from August (Mindanao), the programmes will be delivered remotely to participants in their homes, while it is hoped the second stage will take place in Aotearoa New Zealand once borders reopen.  A key feature of the new approach is the employment of two alumni from each programme as learning advisors, to provide additional support and mentoring to their groups during the online delivery.

Myanmar: Protests and strikes continue in Myanmar obstructing any military control over the country. We are proud of the many examples of courageous leadership taken by our MYLP alumni both inside and outside the country. They are supporting one another in a variety of ways and using the networks and skills developed on the programme. Sadly our 2020 MYLP alumnus Hsai Wan, (pictured left) remains in jail awaiting sentencing for wearing a T-shirt with an anti-coup message.

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Rapid decline in workers’ rights globally

Each year, the ITUC Global Rights Index rates countries depending on their compliance with collective labour rights and documents the violations of internationally recognised rights by governments and employers. In

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