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Along the Thai-Myanmar border is a vast population without legal claim to citizenship. Many of these people are migrants from Myanmar who, having crossed the border, become ever more vulnerable. Many lose their documentation along the way, effectively losing recognition of their citizenship. The struggle to access basic services, shelter, and protection from exploitation is formidable. Partners Asia supports these communities to organize around basic needs and advocate for their legal status.
Read more about how our partners are empowering locals to tell their stories and help design solutions.
Na Lar Bo, with support from Meikswe Myanmar, is transforming the lives of women and families in her village outside Lashio. Read More
Nay Zar is a born leader. He is working in Myanmar and Thailand to preserve his Kayan cultural heritage through peer-to-peer eudcation. Read More
Extreme monsoon rains in the wake of cyclone Komen caused tremendous damage throughout Myanmar last August. Flooding destroyed roads, bridges and railways and submerged entire villages. Recovery efforts are ongoing, rebuilding homes, farms and schools in preparation for another harsh rainy season.
While the 2015 elections represent a big step forward for Myanmar, questions remain about the long path ahead and who will be in control. Click here to read the latest on what this historic election means for the country, and why Partners Asia’s work is so important.
The law in Myanmar has been ignored, abused and corrupted for decades. Partners Asia is working to ensure that all people can understand and exercise their legal rights with short - and - long-term solutions through our on-the-ground partners.
Join us for Partners Asia's 4th Annual Donor Bike Trip. This year we're heading to Shan State to enjoy the famous Hot Air Balloon Festival!
8 unforgettable days in November. Click here for more details
Partners Asia and the Seattle Asian Art Museum invite you to a special screening of:
A film depicting the extraordinary life of Kyaw Thu, Burmese director and actor-turned activist.
Featuring special guests:
Kyaw Thu, President, Free Funeral Services Society
Therese Caouette, Southeast Asia Regional Advisor, Partners Asia
Pwint Htun, Partners Asia Board Member
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7pm
Free admission with RSVP
Partners Asia loves connecting our stateside donors with our partners from overseas. In case you missed them, we have reports from two exceptional events last September. Stay tuned in the future so you can join us at one of these special gatherings!
Photo credits: Annie Barnett, Joining Hands, Lindsey Hackett Honaker, John Lyons, John Mason, Amanda Mowry, Lisa O'Donnell, Steve Wallace