Advocacy and Human Rights in Myanmar

Advocacy and Human Rights in Myanmar
A Capacity Building Program for Myanmar Diaspora in 2021

DTP is committed to supporting those advocating for human rights and democracy in Myanmar and working in with the NUG Representative Office - Australia. This program is being launched in solidarity with those working for human rights, peace and democracy in Timor-Leste.  It is intended to be a practical contribution to their work at this time of human rights and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. Military repression has made peaceful advocacy in Myanmar difficult and dangerous. There is a need to step up human rights advocacy by those outside Myanmar

This program aims to bring members of the Myanmar diaspora community together and build their capacity to engage more effectively with international human rights mechanisms, international organisations, the Australian government, media, and other stakeholders to address the growing human rights crisis in Myanmar.

Because of COVID, Phase I of this program will take place online. Participants will have the opportunity to network with and learn from each other through practical exercises, and to build on their current experience by working with DTP’s expert resource people.

  • Strategic advocacy: plan, execute and evaluate a campaign with clear objectives and impact that matters
  • International human rights standards and mechanisms
  • Business and human rights
  • Engaging effectively with the Parliamentarians, Governments, and Intergovernmental Organisations
  • Building community support and alliances
  • Media and communication

For more information on the program, click here for the brochure.

Program overview (correct as at 23 November 2021).

Watch the keynote addresses from the program's opening session.

For more information about the crisis in Myanmar, see:

ALTSEAN-BURMA website

Special Advisory Council for Myanmar website

Human Rights Watch Myanmar page

12th February 2021: Human Rights Council resolution. Human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar

11th March 2021: Statement by Thomas Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

23rd September 2021: Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights