Annual Report 2010
Category: HREIB Reports
Location name: Thailand
As I look back on the last ten years I am filled with many emotions. But what stands out most is a sense of encouragement. I am encouraged by all of those who continue to fight for freedom and human rights in Burma—by their determination to stand up for dignity.
In 2010 the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma celebrated its 10th anniversary. For ten years we have been working to protect and promote human rights for the people of Burma through education, advocacy, and community organizing. For ten years our commitment to the principles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has not wavered.
Over the past decade I have watched our staff, trainers and partners work to advance human rights in the face of incredible personal risks. They are extraordinarily dedicated and without them we would not be where we are today.
Human rights education is one of the most important tools we have in the struggle for peace and justice. When you raise awareness about human rights among oppressed people they will demand respect for themselves and others and seek an end to abuse and discrimination.
I strongly believe that human rights will be restored in Burma when people know and understand their rights. Our goal of building a culture of human rights in Burma is a journey. For the past ten years we have been taking steps along this journey and will continue to do so every day because a rights culture is the right culture!
Aung Myo Min
Date insert: Thursday, 09 September 2010 20:54