ALTSEAN-BURMA
Alternative Asean Network on Burma
campaigns, advocacy and capacity-building for human rights

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ABOUT US
ALTSEAN-Burma (Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma) is a network of organizations and individuals based in ASEAN member states working to support the movement for human rights and democracy in Burma. The network is comprised of human rights & social justice NGOs, political parties, think tanks, academics, journalists and student activists. We were formed at the conclusion of the Alternative ASEAN Meeting on Burma held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, in October 1996.
OUR VISION

We are committed to a free and democratic Burma where all the people enjoy human rights in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We are dedicated to the creation of a society of empowered individuals and communities in charge of their own destiny.
This can be realized through genuine national reconciliation, regional cooperation and mutual respect.
OUR MISSION

We are a regional network engaged in advocacy, campaigns and capacity building to establish a free and democratic Burma.

We work with the democracy movement and its supporters to produce resources and create opportunities for:
• Building and strengthening strategic relationships among key networks and organisations from Burma, ASEAN and the international community.
• Implementing innovative strategies that are responsive to emerging needs and urgent developments.
• Inspiring and building confidence for empowerment among activists, particularly women, youth and all ethnic groups of Burma.
OUR VALUES

Adherence to the fundamental principles of human rights guides all our actions. In striving for a free and democratic Burma we are committed to:

• Reform through non-violent means.
• Non-discrimination, particularly with regard to gender equality and ethnic diversity.
• Idealism in thought and realism in action.
We believe in the importance of education for the purposes of empowerment, especially for women.
We value creativity, innovation and adaptability in achieving our goals.
OUR GOALS

Contributing to efforts to achieve democratic transition in Burma.

• Advancing ASEAN reforms that will uphold democracy and human rights amongst members, particularly Burma.
• Contributing to a more effective regional Burma movement.
• Supporting meaningful participation of women and youth from Burma in the movement.
• Enhancing capacity-building programs to address the human resources and strategic needs of Burmese organizations.
• Promoting mutually reinforcing advocacy messages and strategies by the Burma movement.
• Consolidating and strengthening the effectiveness of the secretariat.
Jobs@ALTSEAN

Research internship position available

Visit our recruitment page http://www.altsean.org/Jobs.php

Contact Us
PO BOX 296 - Lardprao Post Office, 10310 Bangkok, Thailand
Phone # : +66 81 850 9008
Fax # : +66 2 275 4261
ALTSEAN partners
REGIONAL
Forum-Asia
Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID)
BURMA
National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)
National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB)
Burma Relief Centre
Women’s League of Burma (WLB)
INDONESIA
Alliance of Independent Journalists
Pijar
YLBHI (Indonesian Legal Aid)
Solidamor
MALAYSIA
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
ALIRAN
PHILIPPINES
Free Burma Coalition
Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)
Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)
SINGAPORE
Open Singapore Centre
THINK Centre
THAILAND
Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma
Burma Issues