Support for a solidarity fund

News | Posted on Tuesday 9 March 2021

The Centre for Applied Human Rights expresses its support for a solidarity fund created by Chayan Vaddhanaphuti (a CAHR collaborator), alongside James Scott and Tun Myint. The fund is to help people on strike (especially academics and teachers) in Myanmar in this very difficult period.

Mutual Aid Myanmar is a collection of activists, academics, and policy makers working to support the democracy movement in Myanmar. Their deep connections in the country allow them to distribute funds efficiently and target organizations and activists with the most need and achieve the greatest impact.

Professor James Scott, Yale University writes, 

Dear Colleagues, The breadth, passion, and creativity of the democratic coup resistance movement In Burma movement is inspiring. And yet the repression and brutality of the Tatmadaw dictators have also grown massively. The chances of restoring the path to democracy depend a great deal on whether the brave public-sector strikers can hold out against the repression and the loss of their meagre wages. On the initiative of Professor Tun Myint (Carleton College) and Ajarn Chayan (Chiang Mai University), we have established a charitable group the sole objective of which is to support the strikers' minimal economic needs during this struggle. We hope that you and your colleagues will do whatever they can to help them sustain this struggle and to manifest worldwide solidarity with them and their objectives.  

To find out more and make a donation please visit Mutual Aid Myanmar.