Thursday, March 23, 2017

Flag_of_Myanmar.svgBurma’s diversity encompasses over 100 different ethnic groups. The Burmans make up an estimated 68 percent of Burma’s 51 million people. The country is divided into seven, mainly Burman-dominated divisions and seven ethnic states. The Burmese government refers to those groups generally considered indigenous peoples as “ethnic nationalities”. This includes the Shan, Karen, Rakhine, Karenni, Chin, Kachin and Mon. However, there are many more ethnic groups that are considered or see themselves as indigenous peoples, such as the Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Mru and many others. (IWGIA)

Myanmar: Statement on KWAT’s 17th anniversary denouncing escalating Burma Army offensives to seize control of Kachin State’s natural resources

On this occasion of the 17th anniversary of KWAT’s founding on September 9, 1999, we...

Statement of concern regarding launch of IFC’s Hydropower Developers’ Working Group for Myanmar

Save the Salween Network August 18, 2016 Save the Salween Network would like to raise serious concerns...

Statement on Extrajudicial Killings and Illegal Detentions of Palaung and Shan peoples of Myanmar

The IPMSDL strongly condemns the brutal extrajudicial killings of seven indigenous peoples from the Palaung...

Burmese government urged to investigate the enforced disappearance of Sumlut Roi...

On the third anniversary of the abduction of Sumlut Roi Ja, an ethnic Kachin woman from Burma, we, the undersigned organizations, call on the...

HerStory 3

In 2013, AIPP published ‘HerStory of Empowerment, Leadership and Justice’, off the back of the...

Strengthening Solidarity for Indigenous Women’s Land Rights in 2016

Click here to download full publication (English). Click here to download full publication (Malay). Click here to...

Indigenous Women and Human Trafficking in the Mekong Region: Policy Overview and Community Response

In 2015, with the support of Oxfam, AIPP conducted an investigation into the status of...

Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are...

Indigenous Peoples and ASEAN Integration

The ASEAN Community aimed to be achieved by end 2015 has already has been declared...

Myanmar: Kachin Christians Feared ‘Disappeared’

(Yangon) — Burmese authorities should urgently provide information on the whereabouts and well-being of two...

Myanmar: Palm Oil Projects Destroy Local Livelihoods: Report

More than 1.8 million acres of palm oil plantations in Burma’s southern Tenasserim Division do...

Myanmar: Arakanese Activist Appeals Sedition, Defamation Case At Sittwe Court

Arakanese environmental activist and ethnic armed group spokesperson Khaing Myo Htun has appealed charges of...

Myanmar: Invite UN to Assist Rakhine Inquiry

(New York, October 28, 2016) – The Burmese government should invite the United Nations to...

Myanmar: Beautiful Words, Ugly Actions: The Asian Highway in Karen State, Burma

To facilitate economic growth in the border towns of Mae Sot and Myawaddy, as well...