southern Mon State.
Through a collaboration of Mon youth and civil society organizations, the International Human Rights Day event will be celebrated in Thiri Nandar Ward, Ye Township from 5pm to 11pm, according to the organizing committee of the International Human Rights Day event.
“We will organize a praying event for the victims of human rights abuses as we empathize with their cases. We will also release lanterns. Then, we will organize discussions on human rights, women’s rights and children’s rights on stage,” said Nai Soe Thein, who is in-charge of the event-organizing committee.
Nai Soe Thein added that at the event, the topics to be discussed include projects aiming to improve human rights in the region, the state of human rights and current case studies in Burma. Also discussed will be reports on the improvement of the lives of women and children. A question-and-answer session and reading human rights documents will be involved in the event.
According to the organizing committee, it is necessary for everyone to respect human rights. The objectives of the event are to have locals understand the declaration of international human rights and to have a better collaboration between locals and respective individuals.
In order to educate children on human rights, games and [drama] play sessions will be organized.
On December 2, a letter was submitted to Ye Township’s administrator, requesting the approval of the event. Per request, on December 7, permission to hold the event was given, according to Ko Lwin, an organizer of the event.