2021 Advocacy and Human Rights in Myanmar

The Diplomacy Training Program course has been invaluable in providing human rights advocacy training which essential to our ongoing campaign to achieve democracy and peace in Myanmar.” - Tas, participant

Online Program

November / December, 2021

This program has concluded

DTP is committed to supporting those advocating for human rights and democracy in Myanmar and working with the NUG Representative Office - Australia. This program was launched in solidarity with those working for human rights, peace and democracy in Myanmar. It was intended to be a practical contribution to their work at this time of human rights and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. Military repression has made peaceful advocacy in Myanmar difficult and dangerous. There is a need to step up human rights advocacy by those outside Myanmar.

This program aimed to bring members of the Myanmar diaspora community together and build their capacity to engage more effectively with international human rights mechanisms, international organisations, the Australian government, media, and other stakeholders to address the growing human rights crisis in Myanmar.

Because of COVID, Phase I of this program took place online. Participants had the opportunity to network with and learn from each other through practical exercises, and to build on their current experience by working with DTP’s expert resource people.

  • Strategic advocacy: plan, execute and evaluate a campaign with clear objectives and impact that matters
  • International human rights standards and mechanisms
  • Business and human rights
  • Engaging effectively with the Parliamentarians, Governments, and Intergovernmental Organisations
  • Building community support and alliances
  • Media and communication

For more information on the program, click here for the brochure. Program overview (correct as at 23 November 2021). Watch the keynote addresses from the program's opening session. Phase I program summary

For more information about the crisis in Myanmar, see:


April Khaing
Bibi Siampuithangi Fanai
Chit Suu Win Htein
Cynthia Latt
Cyril Latt
Htoo San Win
Ko Ko Aung
Ko Saulsman
Kyan Htoo
New Zealand
Le Yee Mon
Lucy Lal Neih Mawi
May Zin Khin

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