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Toungoo Photo Set: Land confiscation and lack of educational opportunities in Than Daung Township, February 2012

Published:
28th August 2013

This Photo Set presents 11 still photographs selected from images taken by KHRG community members in February 2012 in Than Daung Township, Toungoo District. The photos depict land confiscated by Tatmadaw forces for the construction of a LID #603 army camp, as well as run-down government schools that lack a sufficient number of teachers and have failed to satisfy village educational needs. This photo set was originally published in the appendix of KHRG's thematic report, Losing Ground: Land confiscation and collective action in eastern Myanmar.

Photo Set | Than Daung Township, Toungoo District (February 2012)

The following photos were taken by a community member in Toungoo District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor human rights conditions. They are presented below, censored where necessary for security purposes.[1] The 11 photos below were received along with other information from Toungoo District, including 198 other photos and seven interviews.[2]

[1] KHRG trains villagers in eastern Burma to document individual human rights abuses using a standardised reporting format; conduct interviews with other villagers; and write general updates on the situation in areas with which they are familiar. When writing situation updates, villagers are encouraged to summarise recent events, raise issues that they consider to be important, and present their opinions or perspective on abuse and other local dynamics in their area. [2] This Photo Set was compiled by KHRG office staff and is based on information from a community member from Toungoo District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor human rights conditions. In order to increase the transparency of KHRG methodology and more directly communicate the experiences and perspectives of villagers in eastern Burma, KHRG aims to make all field information received available on the KHRG website once it has been processed and translated, subject only to security considerations. For additional reports categorized by Type, Issue, Location and Year, please see the Related Readings component following each report on KHRG’s redesigned Website.

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