Media and Resources

Four steps closer to world peace (Toolkit)

The goal of this tool-kit is to offer support to youth who are working in atrocity prevention, human rights advocacy, peace-building and peace-keeping, as well as any person interested in building a more peaceful world. It was created for and in collaboration with a youth network working in atrocity prevention and youth empowerment in Burma/Myanmar and made possible thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship program, the support of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the supervision of ALTSEAN-Burma, as well as the collaboration of Middle Path Group, Brisbane.

Myanmar ESG Files:
How “responsible investment” is enabling a military dictatorship.

According to a joint Investigation by Inclusive Development International and ALTSEAN-Burma, ‘Environmental, Social and Governance’ (ESG) investment funds have funneled more than $13 billion to corporations with ties to the Myanmar junta’s bloodthirsty regime.

Guide to the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security (bilingual ENG/BUR)

This is a simplified guide for activists to use in talking about the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS).

This simplified guide will allow human rights and women’s rights activists to strengthen their advocacy by including references to specific UN Security Council resolutions on WPS.

UN Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes (Burmese)

Altsean has produced an unofficial translation of the UN Framework of Analysis in Burmese language. This is a tool that can help to analyze the factors that make a country more vulnerable to atrocity crimes:

– Crimes against Humanity
– Ethnic Cleansing
– Genocide
– War Crimes

The official Framework is published by the UN Office on Genocide Prevention.

ADVOCACY IN ACTION

Watch ALTSEAN-Burma in action, advocating for human rights and democracy around the globe

International Women's Day - Dialogue on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator Debbie Stothard speaks on a panel on International Women’s Day, hosted by FORUM-ASIA. Women and civil society leaders from across South and Southeast Asia share their experiences and discuss strategy on fulfilling women’s rights in the region. Watch video here.

WEF - Defending the shared space

ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator Debbie Stothard speaks on a panel at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos about what is the role of business in protecting space for civil society. Watch video here.

WEF - How do we save the planet without killing economic growth?

ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator Debbie Stothard speaks at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos about prioritizing people over profits in Globalization 4.0. Watch video here.

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2018 - Closing Plenary

ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator Debbie Stothard speaks truth to power at the closing plenary of the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. She reminds states and businesses of the strength of human rights defenders, saying they “don’t have the power to stop us”, but they can stop human rights violations. Watch video here.

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights - Panel: Voices from the Ground

ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator Debbie Stothard moderates the groundbreaking “Voices from the Ground” panel at the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The panel is fully comprised of human rights defenders sharing their experiences and difficulties fighting for greater business respect of human rights. Watch video here.

EU Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights

ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator Debbie Stothard speaks at the EU Parliament DROI Committee meeting on 20 November 2018 on the business and human rights activities of the EU and its member states.

Engagement for Empowerment, GCWL

Voices from Asia presents “Women are Central to the Business and Human Rights Response”, with Emilie Pradichit of Manushya Foundation and Debbie Stothard of ALTSEAN-Burma. Sponsored by the Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership at Ashoka University. 

Human & Labor rights in the ASEAN Region

Debbie Stothard, Coordinator of ALTSEAN-Burma, discusses the human rights and labor rights situation in the ASEAN region in the run-up to the ASEAN Leader’s Special Summit in Sydney, Australia, March 2018.

MEDIA

Watch some of ALTSEAN-Burma’s recent interviews with international news outlets

Debbie Stothard's interview with Astro Awani (10 May 22) | ASEAN must do better!

ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard talks to Astro Awani about how Malaysia and other ASEAN countries need to match their words with action and do more to address the situation in Burma/Myanmar. Watch video here.

Debbie Stothard interview with Astro Awani (10 May) | Failure of ASEAN's 5-point consensus

ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard talks to Astro Awani about the failure of ASEAN’s 5-point consensus to address the situation in Burma/Myanmar. Watch video here.

Debbie Stothard Astro Awani Interview (10 May 22) | 1 in 4 people in Burma in desperate need

ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard talks to Astro Awani about the devastating situation in Burma/Myanmar. Watch video here.

Can Myanmar return to democracy? Inside story | Debbie Stothard interview with Al Jazeera

ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard joins a panel on 1 February 2022 to discuss what the future looks like for Burma, one year since the military seized power. Interview starts at 4.40. Watch video here.

Debbie Stothard Al Jazeera interview | One year on from the Myanmar military coup

ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard talks to Al Jazeera on 1 February 2022 about the current situation in Burma one year after the military coup. Watch Video here.

Debbie Stothard interview with ABC News | Myanmar resistance one year since the coup

Almost one year since the coup in Burma, ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard talks to ABC New on 30 January 2022 about people’s ongoing resistance against the junta. Watch video here.

Debbie Stothard Al Jazeera interview | Aung San Suu Kyi conviction & ASEAN capitulation

ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard talks to Al Jazeera on 10 Jan 2022 about the latest convictions levied against Aung San Suu Kyi and her fellow National League for Democracy (NLD) party members. Most shockingly, Hun Sen- the chair of ASEAN- visited the Myanmar junta 48 hours before Aung San Suu Kyi’s controversial conviction, making a laughing stock out of Hun Sen and ASEAN. Watch video here.

Debbie Stothard Al-Jazeera interview | Aung San Suu Kyi facing max penalty 100 years

ALTSEAN-Burma founder and coordinator Debbie Stothard talks to Al Jazeera on 6 Dec 2022 about the convictions against Aung San Suu Kyi by the junta-controlled courts in Burma. Meanwhile, in the three months prior to the interview, there have been more attacks on civilians in Myanmar than Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen. Watch video here.

WOMEN'S WRITERS WORKSHOP VIDEOS

Women’s Storytelling for advocacy workshop, conducted in partnership with Manushya Foundation

Po Thet

Po Thet, a human rights and democracy activist, discusses the discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community in Burma and how traditional Burmese social norms inhibit women from openly and freely discussing sexual and gender identity. [In Burmese]

Naw Knyaw Paw

Naw K’nyaw Paw of the Karen Women Organization, shares her experience living as an internally displaced person and refugee. Her story highlights the struggles faced by IDPs and refugees but also serves as a message of hope. [In Thai]

Katima Leeja

Katima Leeja, a Lisu rights activist, shares the struggles over land rights faced by the Lisu, which resulted in the murder of her father and drove her to fight for the rights of her village. [In Thai]

Anchana Heemmina

Anchana Heemmina of the Hearty Support Group in Pattani, Thailand talks about her organization’s work to document human rights abuses, including torture in detention, and advocate for justice and protection of children in conflict areas. [In Thai]

Sugarnta Sookpaita

Sugarnta Sookpaita of the Women Workers for Justice Group shares her experience fighting for the rights of migrant workers and educating them on how to protect their rights. [In Thai]

Saengrawee Wongyai

Saengrawee Wongyai, a Shan migrants rights activist with the Thai Education and Culture Association shares her experience of being denied access to education and recognition as a Thai citizen and how it has shaped her desire to educate marginalized people on their rights. [In Thai]

Supol Phak

Supol Phak, a migrant workers rights activist, talks about the hundreds of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers who struggle to survive in Thailand, many of whom are undocumented migrants that are left vulnerable to human rights abuses and trafficking. [In Thai]

Uthai Lakkoh

Uthai Lakkoh, an indigenous Moken community leader, discusses how statelessness impacts the Moken through human rights abuses and lack of access to education, medical care and employment opportunities. [In Thai]

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