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PWRDF joins Foodgrains Bank Rohingya relief effort

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PWRDF is contributing $20,000 from its Canadian Foodgrains Bank account to a food relief project in Bangladesh being managed by fellow Foodgrains Bank member World […]

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Pioneering addiction program changing Burmese refugees’ lives

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Pam Rogers visiting the PWRDF office in Toronto.

Mae La Refugee camp on the Thailand/Burma Border is the last place you might expect to see a game of Ultimate Frisbee, but the sport […]

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Expanding addiction treatment options in Burma

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Acupuncture is one of the detoxification methods used by DARE workers. Photo: DARE

The Drug Addiction Recovery and Education (DARE) Network is opening the first comprehensive non-medical addiction treatment centre in Burma,  made possible by a ceasefire agreement […]

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DARE to Make a Difference

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Teen participants in a DARE program. Photo: DARE

“Drugs and alcohol are a coping mechanism,” says Pam Rogers of the Drug Addiction Recovery and Education (DARE) Program that works with Karen refugee and […]

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Transforming the Destruction of Addiction into Hope and Happiness

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Zou Zou came to Thailand in 2008 at the age of 25.  He arrived in Thailand after spending some years working  in a restaurant in […]

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PWRDF Partner CPPCR Protecting the Rights of the Children of Migrant Workers

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Ban San Kawe (pronounced Chawey) is a middle aged women and a mother of 8 children living in a migrant village in Mae Sot, Thailand, […]

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Peace-building workshops help Burmese women

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The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to. A woman describes being gang-raped while […]

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