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About Us

BACKGROUND

”peace is not just the absence of war, peace is also the right to equal development, the respect of human rights, indigenous rights, true democracy, women's rights and freedom of culture and religion”

The Peace Help Desk Myanmar is designed to assist grassroots actors to be able to contribute to a sustainable peace in Myanmar. 

The responsible organisations for Peace Help Desk Myanmar are 

Ar Yone Oo - Social Development association and Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society . 

The HelpDesk is part of a peace program supported by Sweden.

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PEACE IN MYANMAR

Building sustainable peace in Myanmar is a civil to civil society peace program, funded by Sweden. Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) and the 10 local partner organisations participating in the program are working with the belief that conflicts can be solved with peaceful means. A long term sustainable peace that benefits all the people, can only be built by involving grassroots organisations and putting them in contact with politicians and other policy makers to influence the society at every level.

Therefore the planned outcome of the program is that women, youth and ethnic minorities will get opportunities to participate in and have influence on the peace processes in their local and regional areas. The aimed impact is to raise the voice from the grassroots to contribute to a sustainable peace in Myanmar.

Sectors of work include peace and trust building, participation in peace and democracy processes, peaceful conflict resolution, gender equality and women rights, interfaith and diversity, mediation and negotiation, human rights, human security and civil society mobilization.

Partner organisations in Myanmar: Generation Wave(GW), Dawn Action on Women Network(DAWN), Peace and Development Society(PDS), New Generation Shan State(NGSS), Upper Chindwin Youth Network(UCYN), Chin Natural Resources Watch Group(CNRWG), Laiza Peace Marching Group(LPMG), Muslim Women Council of Myanmar(MWCM), Kaw Lah Foundation and Ar Yone Oo - Social Development Association(AYO-SDA).