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  1. Opium Farmers in Myanmar: The Lives of Producers of Prohibited Plants

    Sai Lone
    17 December 2018
    Article

    The problem of opium should not be perceived only as a simple, black-and-white, law enforcement problem. To address problems related to opium cultivation, substantial socio-economic development is required to provide meaningful alternatives for farmers, and to ensure that a humanitarian crisis will not occur as the consequence of repressive drug control policies.

  2. Film: Opium Farmer

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    17 December 2018
    Multi-media

    For most farmers and their families, opium cultivation is a means of survival, especially in the context poverty, insecurity, and repression. This film sensitively portrays the lives of two opium farming families in Myanmar and sheds light on their plight.

  3. Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in October 2018

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    30 October 2018
    Multi-media

    The voice of communities involved in illicit cultivation had long been excluded from policymaking platforms. However, thanks to growing networks such as the Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum, more and more farmers have gained more space to provide input to drug policy discussions at the UN level.

  4. Statement from the 6th Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum

    01 June 2018
    Declaration

    Between 26 and 28 May 2018, representatives of opium farming communities in several states in Myanmar came together in Lashio, Shan State, to share experiences, concerns, and initiatives on the issue of illicit cultivation, especially in relation with supply-side policies which have affected their lives and livelihoods. A final statement was concluded at the end of the forum.

  5. The 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    31 May 2018
    Report

    In December 2017, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), in collaboration with the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFLF), jointly organised the 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD) in Chiang Rai, Thailand. 

  6. Will Myanmar complete its transition towards an evidence-based approach to drug control?

    Renaud Cachia
    20 March 2018
    Article

    The recent publication of two single pieces of legislation - the amended 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law and the first National Drug Control Policy - is likely to form the basis of Myanmar’s drug policy for several years to come. What does it mean for the country’s transition towards an evidence-based approach to drug control, and how can the gaps between the two documents be addressed?

  7. Women and drugs in Myanmar: Beyond harm reduction

    Dania Putri
    08 March 2018
    Article

    In Myanmar’s Kachin State, a women’s drop-in centre has transformed into more than just a harm reduction facility. Leading up to International Women’s Day, we spoke with Thinzar Tun (AHRN Myanmar) about what makes this centre special.

  8. Displaced civilians and migrant workers in Tanai conflict zone, Kachin State, 29 January

    Multiculturalism and Social Justice in the Modern Nation-State

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    05 February 2018
    Article

    An ethnocratic state produces a form of fascism in which the state supports the rights and welfare of the dominant ethnic group, but not others. By contrast, a tolerant multicultural state or plural society permits all people, regardless of ethnicity, to be recognised as equal members and thus achieves social justice. This comparison suggests that narrow nationalism is a chief source of the failure of Myanmar to become a modern and successful nation-state.

  9. ျမန္မာ့မ်က္ေမွာက္ေရးရာက႑

    29 January 2018

    TNI ၏ ျမန္မာ့မ်က္ေမွာက္ေရးရာစီမံကိန္းသည္ အားလံုးပါ၀င္၍ အဓြန္႔ရွည္တည္တံ့ခိုင္ၿမဲသည့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ျဖစ္ ထြန္းလာေစရန္ လုပ္ကိုင္ေဆာင္ရြက္ရင္း တစ္ရွိန္ထိုးတံခါးပြင့္လာသည့္ ႏိုင္ငံတစ္ရပ္အေနျဖင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ႀကံဳေတြ႔ လာရႏိုင္သည့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ားကို ကိုင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္းႏိုင္ေစရန္ အရပ္ဖက္လူမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား(တိုင္းရင္းသား)ႏွင့္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားကို အားေပးအားေျမွာက္ျပဳလ်က္ရွိသည္။ TNI အေနျဖင့္ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းတစ္ရပ္လံုး၏ လယ္ယာ ဥယ်ာဥ္ျခံေျမ တရားမွ်တေရး၊ အျခားနည္းျဖင့္ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးႏွင့္ လူသားဆန္သည့္ မူး ယစ္ေဆး၀ါးမူ၀ါဒမ်ားကို အတူတကြေပါင္းစပ္ထားသည့္ အစီအစဥ္အားျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ တိုင္းရင္းသားနယ္ေျမ ေဒသမ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ အထူးတလည္ နားလည္ကၽြမ္းက်င္လာေစရန္ အစဥ္အဆက္ ႀကိဳးပမ္းတည္ေဆာက္ လာခဲ့သည္။