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Daw Ei Thinzar Maung is an inspiring and influential pro-democracy voice who emerged as a symbol of peaceful public resistance just days after the February 1, 2021, coup d’état, Ei Thinzar Maung serves as Burma’s pro-democracy opposition NUG Deputy Minister for Women, Youths, and Children Affairs. Her human rights activities on behalf of minority groups, including Rohingya, have long promoted the vision of an inclusive multi-party democracy for Burma that respects human rights; she was imprisoned in 2015 for protesting a law that included a ban on student unions and teaching in ethnic minority languages. Post-coup, her work to support peaceful pro-democracy activism like the Civil Disobedience Movement and youth engagement has resulted in the regime issuing a warrant for her arrest. Although forced into hiding, she remains committed to democracy and continues to work for a strong, inclusive, and democratic Burma that respects human rights.
Padoh Saw Taw Nee is a member of the Central Standing Committee (CSC) of the Karen National Union (KNU). The KNU is a long-standing organization, which was formed on the 5th February 1947, and is stru ggling for the rights of equality and self-determination for the Karen people and the democratic rights in Burma (Myanmar).
Please see below for background information
- “They Will Kill Me If I Ever Get Arrested”
Ei Thinzar Maung, An Iconic Myanmar Activist, Discusses Blatant Cruelty And The Mercilessness Of Military Rule
- The Karen News | Interview with Padoh Saw Taw Nee, Head of Foreign Affair Department of the KNU
- Myanmar NOW
A recent junta offensive in Karen State shows that ‘the military continues to do what they have always done,’ KNU spokesperson Saw Taw Nee tells Myanmar Now
KNU: ‘The more the military treats the people as enemies, the more enemies they will have’