Press Clip Source: Burma News International
Date: August 6, 2016
Reporting by: Saw Khar Suu Nyar for KIC News
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Two civil society groups recently gave ceasefire monitoring training in Dawei in Tenasserim Region. Since last year, the Karen Development Network (KDN) and Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) have been cooperating in providing education campaigns on the peace process in southern Burma.
NP trainer Rosemary Kibaki told KIC News that the recent training in southern Burma focussed on ceasefire “monitoring and civilian protection”, including providing assistance to victims, collecting information and “connecting” with “authorities”.
Thirty-five people, hailing from fifteen villages in Yebyu, Palauk, and Thayetchaung townships, attended the latest training session that ran for three days ending on 3 August.
Naw Tha Lay Htoo from Yebyu Township said: “We talked about Nelson Mandela and his achievements and what the government and ethnic armed groups have been doing for the public regarding the NCA (nationwide ceasefire agreement).”
Similar training was provided in Dawei in March and in Thandaung Gyi, Karen State in February.