It is with great sadness that we share the news that Gail Seneca has died. Gail has been a shining light in our community, a founding member of our organization, an extraordinary, caring, dynamic, funny, creative, force for good to all around her.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

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.

Community Catalyst: Na Lar Bo, Shan State

Na Lar Bo, with support from Meikswe Myanmar, is transforming the lives of women and families in her village outside Lashio. Read More

Community Catalyst: Nay Zar, Thai-Myanmar Border

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

It Takes Everyone: Flood Relief Update

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.

A Vote for Change

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.

Rule of Law in Myanmar

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.

November in Myanmar

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

November 2nd in Seattle

Partners Asia and the Seattle Asian Art Museum welcome Aung Zaw, Founder and Editor in chief of The Irrawaddy Magazine! Please join us for a critical view of politics and economics, the current state of affairs in Myanmar.

Featuring special guests:
Aung Zaw, Founder and Editor in chief, The Irrawaddy
Therese Caouette, Southeast Asia Regional Advisor, Partners Asia

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7pm - Free admission with RSVP

Watch: Drowning A Thousand Islands

Action for Shan State Rivers recently released a new film on the unique ecology and cultural significance of the Pang river valley in Kunhing, Shan State, now under threat by plans to build the Mong Ton dam on the Salween River.

The film provides a rare chance to see the stunning beauty of this area called “Thousand Islands” (Kun-heng) due to the countless natural islands in the river. Life among the islands, the area’s rich cultural heritage, and the impacts of conflict are recounted through the words of local farmers and fisherfolk.

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2016 Sao Thusandi Leadership Award Annoucement

Click here to read the announcement of this year's recipient, and nomination forms for 2017!

From Myanmar to the US - Seattle to San Francisco
2015 Events Wrap Up

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