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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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3 strategies for surviving a military regime

While the world’s eyes are on the war in Ukraine, the murderous military in Myanmar continues to kill, execute, and displace citizens across the country. February 1st will mark two years since the brutal coup which saw the illegitimate demise of a democratically elected parliament.

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two women stand outside a thai courthouse holding three fingers up in support of democracy

Thai Union Organiser Not Guilty!

UnionAID Aotearoa NZ/Rangsit Labour Union Group Thailand project co-coordinator Sriprai Nonsee found not guilty of sedition Rangsit Labour Union Group organiser Sriprai Nonsee has been

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Support the people of Myanmar

Two years on from the military coup, the people of Myanmar are still fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup.

They are calling for our support.

We are liaising constantly with our partners on how we can help.  They have asked for funding to support the campaign for democracy and to uphold human rights.