Government orders Chin women to stop human rights training

15 May 2015
Government orders Chin women to stop human rights training
Human rights training in Hinthada organized by Equality Myanmar. Photo: Equality Myanmar

The authorities issued official letters ordering the Chin Women's Organization to stop their ongoing human rights training in Mindat, Chin State, reports the Chinland Guardian on May 14.
Ngwe Doe, head of the Mindat Township General Administration Department, said that official permission was not obtained for the training and that action would be taken in accordance with the law if it continued.
In his letter to the CWO on May 13, he said that they didn't submit information about invited trainers, brief accounts of topics they would present and other documents including an authorisation letter from the local administrator. He added that they should also include a letter from the trainers promising that they would not talk about politics at the event.
The training, organized from 11 to 15 May by the CWO and the Chin Youth Organization in collaboration with Equality Myanmar (formerly called Human Rights Education Institute of Burma) a non-governmental organization that facilitates a broad range of human rights education and advocacy programmes, started on May 11.