Burma Stories

Expanding addiction treatment options in Burma

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Stories by Region
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 […]

View More

DARE to Make a Difference

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Stories by Region
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 […]

View More

Transforming the Destruction of Addiction into Hope and Happiness

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Canada Stories, Featured, Indigenous Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Youth Stories
dare_zouzou.jpg

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 […]

View More

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

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Featured, Refugees and Migrants Stories
burma_migrants.jpg

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, […]

View More

Peace-building workshops help Burmese women

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Featured, Women Stories
burma_youth.jpg

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 […]

View More

Canadian Friends of Burma get thousands of signatures at U2 Concerts

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Featured, PWRDF News Release
burma_Tin-Maung-Htoo-by-Bre.jpg

Ottawa – A team of dedicated volunteers comprised of exiled Burmese dissidents and their Canadian supporters obtained thousands of signatures over a two-day campaign blitz […]

View More

Hello my other self

Burma Stories, Canada Stories, Indigenous Stories
voh_14.jpg

Voices of Hope Pew Bulletin Story Canada Myanmar (Burma) When Geraldine Govender, the Language and Culture Coordinator at Moose Cree First Nation, was invited to […]

View More

Teenagers Against Substance Abuse

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Featured, Indigenous Stories, Youth Stories
burma_darepuppetshow.jpg

Young people who have lived most or all of their lives in the Thai/Burma border refugee camps are at high risk because of the lack […]

View More

The seeds of survival

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Emergency Response Stories
voh_09.jpg

Voices of Hope Bulletin Stories Myanmar (Burma) “The wind increased all through the night, and then when the sun began to rise, the water suddenly […]

View More

Myanmar Emergency Response Update

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Emergency Response Stories, PWRDF News Release
burma_rice.jpg

On May 2, 2008, massive Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar (Burma) causing extensive damage in the country’s largest city of Yangon (Rangoon) and throughout the Irrawaddy […]

View More