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The Mon Youth Progressive Organization, MYPO, is an independent youth organization which was founded by the youth and students from different places in Mon State with the goals; supporting for democracy, human rights and building a strong civil society for peaceful and democratic change in Burma in 1999. It is temporarily located in Sangkhlaburi in Thai-Burma border. The members of the MYPO are students and grass-root activists who are interested in social and political change in Mon State particularly. Additionally, it is a member of the Student and Youth Congress of Burma [SYCB] which is based in Mae Sot. The activities of the MYPO are such as empowerment Program, Networking Program, Rights based comapaign program and home library. Most of these activities are operated inside Burma, especially, in Mon State. MYPO also coorperated with other ethnic youth and democratic forces for regional and international advocacy.

Our Vision:

The MYPO commits to strive for political, social and cultural transformations guaranteed to peace, equality and liberty to the people of Mon State, Burma.

Our Mission:

The MYPO is dedicated to build strong relationships between youth-based organizations in partnership and cooperation with community based organizations. It stands as a dynamic Mon Political alternative force and complete it mission by strengthening.

Our Goals:

  • To support the struggle for democracy and equal rights for ethnic nationalities
  • To upgrade youth and grass-root activists as alternative political forces
  • Strengthening networking and cooperation among youth and community-based organizations
  • Trying to set up a core group among different organization
  • To preserve and promote Mon literacy and culture

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Reports & Research
December, 2009

INTRODUCTION: The following report has been compiled to bring to the attention of a wider audience many of the problems facing the people of Burma, especially its many ethnic nationalities. For many outside observers, Burma’s problems are confined simply to the ongoing incarceration of Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s democratically elected leader, and many other political prisoners. However, as we hope to show in the following report, this is only one of very many human rights abuses that provide obstacles to the people’s hope for democracy.

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