A child soldier has been returned to his family after media reports draw attention to his story in March this year.
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DVB sat down with ILO country liaison officer Steve Marshall to discuss how five years of political and economic reforms have touched Burma’s working class.
In the first of a two-part special on war crimes, DVB Debate discusses the military’s use of child soldiers.
International Workers’ Day celebrations were held all over Rangoon and among migrant communities in Thailand on Thursday, with migrant workers calling for better labour rights and minimum wage.
Many Burmese migrants work in the dock in Mahachai, Thailand. Many of them are poor and dream of one day returning home. But many of them also enjoy new freedoms that were taboo in their own country, including sexual experimentation and multiple partners.
Despite signing an action plan with the UN last year and releasing dozens of child soldiers from time to time, as the Tatmadaw did yesterday, experts assert that the military continues to recruit and use children in its armed forces
Surin Pitsuwan adds voice to concerns that job creation in reforming Burma will damage Thai industry reliant on migrant workers
International Labour Organisation receives case of 17-year-old girl forced by aunt to sleep with up to 10 clients each day
Attempts by Burma’s labour department to mediate fail as strike by up to 2,000 factory workers in former capital enters second week
Factory staff injured in work-related accident that left seven dead send letter to Labour Administration Department demanding justice
Police raid house of man who filmed Irrawaddy farmers’ protest and charge him under Video Act in worrying sign for media freedom
Father of boy missing since September criticises police for ineptitude despite warning from Rangoon minister about missing persons cases
A year on from the elections, the misguided evaluations of Burma’s so-called reform continue to mask an unyielding self-centredness at the heart of Naypyidaw
Pho Phyu, who was arrested after a farmers’ protest in Rangoon, says he was given a nauseating substance during interrogation
President Thein Sein passes Labour Organisation Bill into law, granting Burmese workers rights not seen under 50 years of military rule