author: Liz Hodes
date: 2008-10-28 00:34:06+00:00
title: Join us as we present our research from the Thai-Burma border
What are the challenges, hopes and dreams of the next generation of Burmese youth activists? In March 2007, Digital Democracy’s co-directors Mark Belinsky and Emily Jacobi joined a research team from the Center for Peace Building International to investigate the situation of Burmese youth along the Thai-Burma Border.
Over 90 young people were interviewed for the comprehensive report, Overcoming Obstacles, Creating Opportunities: Youth Perspectives from the Thai-Burma Border. The report is available for download here.
To launch the report, a photo essay and film, our co-directors will be presenting for Center for Peacebuilding International (CPBI) at the Women’s Commission in New York City and the US Institute for Peace in Washington, DC on Supporting Displaced Youth around Burma’s Borders. See below for details on the NY event.
The Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
The Center for Peace Building International
invite you to a brown bag lunch presentation:
“Overcoming Obstacles, Creating Opportunities:
Supporting Displaced Youth around Burma’s Borders”
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
122 E 42nd Street, 11th Floor New York City
The Women’s Commission and The Center for Peace Building International will share findings from their research with young people on the Thailand-Burma border along with specific recommendations on how the international community can best address the needs of Burmese youth. The situation on Burma’s western and northern borders will also be addressed. A photo essay and 12 minute documentary film about life on the Thailand-Burma border will be shown.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday Nov. 4. Please bring photo ID.
More Information to come about our DC event!