The Human Rights program aims at empowering young individuals and community leaders to promote human rights in their society and encouraging them to take a critical analysis of their own rights. The Human rights Training program promotes values, beliefs, and attitudes that encourage all individuals to uphold their own rights and those of others. It develops an understanding of everyone's common responsibility to make human rights a reality in their community. This program is an organized effort to transfer knowledge and develop the skills and attitudes that encourage the behavior to promote and protect human rights.
In addition, Our Human Rights training educates participants on the history of human rights, introduction to human rights, basic concepts of international human rights laws, and core treaties. During the training, participants are encouraged to actively debate and discuss the complexities of human rights and how it fits in the context of Myanmar. This program is designed for youths, university students, human rights activists, NGO members, and anyone else with an interest in human rights offered quarterly.
The peacebuilding program aims to develop mutual understanding, trust and peace among different ethnicities in particular in Rakhine state through community leaders’ participations. The program brings young leaders, religious leaders, community leaders and youth from diverse community where they find for solution for peaceful coexistence, social cohesion and integration of their society in Rakhine state through community consultation meetings and workshops.
We believe that the community play an important role in building peace and are the catalyst for social change. Therefore, PPM mainly focus on empowering local level community to become effective and engaged peace building advocates. Through this initiative, the community leaders participate in the national advocacy program.
Overall goal of the Social Cohesion program is to create an inclusive society. The Social Cohesion program aims to build awareness to counter all forms of discrimination, stereotypes, prejudice and to promote social harmony. The program brings young leaders, religious leaders, community leaders and youth from diverse community where they find for solution for peaceful coexistence, social cohesion and integration of their society in Rakhine state.
The civic education training aims at promoting civics and political knowledge among youth and to become active citizens. In addition to building a basic foundation of political awareness and knowledge, trainings encourage participants to be more involved in their communities. The civic education training aims at promoting civics and political knowledge among youth and to become active citizens.
The Civic Education Training cover basic lessons on political systems, democracy concepts, human rights, basic concept if international human rights laws, constitution, federalism, advocacy, and leadership. Classes are interactive and encourage critical thinking and discussion. Local activists from civil society and political organizations serve as guest lecturers. The 5-day long civic education trainings are held in every three months. This activity engages diverse young people from all backgrounds. Through our work, we aim to create progressive, democratically-minded citizens who will contribute to Myanmar’s successful transition to a sustainable democratic future.
The aim of the Anti-discrimination training is to raise awareness faith-based discrimination and for the participations of youth and civil society actors in particular fighting racial discrimination in Myanmar. The program seeks to collectively respond to hate directed against minorities and to address deep rooted institutionalized discrimination. We bring youth, peace, civil society and religious leaders together to foster peace and equality in society.
The Zero Hate Campaign is an anti-hate speech campaign that aim to reduce hate speech and better understand its impacts among communities. The objectives of the campaign is to eradicate hate speech arises on the basis of racial and ethnic diversity and misinformation in Burmese society. The campaign envisions to build a society that respects human rights, human dignity and is free from hate speech.
The Youth Development educational programs are designed to empower youth in community work and for professional development.
PPM offers free and quality Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate English Classes. Participants develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. The classes also bring together youths from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. Since 2016, PPM has organized 4 courses of English classes per year. From 2016 to 2020 more than 1,000 individuals participated in the English classes offered by PPM.
We are dedicated to empower, inspire and educate the emerging leaders through leadership empowerment trainings across Myanmar. Since early 2019, PPM has been implementing the Leadership for Change Program to support dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from across Myanmar. The Leadership for Change program aims at developing future leaders and empowering and equipping youth to be active human rights defenders and social changemakers in Myanmar. The program aims at building up the leadership capacity and strengthening leadership skills of diverse youth to raise their collaboration and participation in peace-building processes and build a constructive engagement at the community level.
The Program empowers and gives confidence to the youth and strengthen their abilities to make a difference in their communities, to identify innovative solutions to complex local problems, and bring changes through shared value-based leadership. The program gives emerging leaders to take their work to the next level through skills-based, and hands-on learning. PPM offers quarterly Leadership trainings for all interested youth in particular minority youths from conflict affected communities.
Since 2016, PPM has produced a number of research reports. PPM’s the first research report was “opinions and views of key stakeholders from the conflict affected communities on the Rakhine Advisory Commission Report”. The overall aim of the research is to learn about perspectives on the Rakhine Commission’s report and to address rumors and misconceptions about the Advisory Commission, its findings and recommendations in order to move forward with the implementation.
PPM’s second report was about “opinions and views of Rohingya key stakeholders on challenges of IDPs resettlement and refugee’s reparation process”. The purpose of the research is to see challenges of IDPs resettlement and refugee’s reparation process and to provide possible solutions.
PPM’s third research report was on “Monitoring General election campaign-related hate speech and disinformation in Myanmar.” this research paper aims to inform the public and the media about the impact of the spread of misinformation and hate speech that spread during the 2020 general election campaign. This paper also aims to monitor whether political parties and parliamentary candidates adhere to electoral laws during the election campaign.
PPM’s fourth research report was a collaborative research report on “building upon a foundation among diverse communities in Rakhine State.” The objectives of the research are to find possible challenges and constructive approaches for the resettlement of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and to find potential challenges relating to the resettlement of displaced people in exile, and to explore useful approaches for reconciliation among different ethnic groups.
PPM’s fifth research report is on “the impacts of hate speech and discrimination on the daily lives of religious minority youth.” The purpose of this activity is to collect qualitative evidence of the impacts and challenges that youth from religious minorities face in their daily lives, to illuminate the damaging effects of hate speech and discrimination and generate better understanding for the general public.
PPM itself have conducted different research methodological trainings for extending and strengthening research capacity of our team. At the same time, PPM is giving Basic Research Methodology trainings occasionally to the University students, and some of the newly established CSOs members which want to add research knowledge and skills into their organizational capacities. The University students used the gained knowledge for their professional research career and to work in NGO fields. The CSOs which gained research method trainings applies the knowledge in their program development, program evaluations, and outcome and impact assessments.
We conduct advocacy at the local level and Union government level in Myanmar to help protect the rights and enhance the status of marginalized communities. We do advocacy based on our documentations and research findings. Our advocacy strategy includes through publications, campaigning, and advocating in person from grass root level to national level. We also engage with international communities to improve human rights across Myanmar.
We also offer Advocacy training for the minority communities. This program is designed for minority youths, university students, human rights activists, local CSO leaders, NGO members, and anyone else with an interest in human rights offered quarterly.
The program aims to increase the capacity of minority youth and women to advocate for their rights under national law and international human rights laws. This program is specially design for the minority youth, human rights activists and community leaders from the conflict-affected areas in order to be able to advocate for their rights. This training covers basic concept of human rights, human rights documentation, human rights advocacy strategy.
The expected result of the program is participants themselves can become a citizen journalist and human rights advocate for themselves and for their communities as well. This training will also become a channel for minority people to build their capacity and to promote and protect their rights in their daily rights. This training will provide insightful ways how to defends and advocate for their rights. This training will support them to get to know their rights and to become a human rights advocate. This training is design for a 3- half day training, enrolling with 20 participants especially with minority youths, women and community leaders across Myanmar.
PPM monitor hate speech and misinformation online and produces monthly Newsletter. Newsletter have been issued regularly since October 2020. We collect data from domestic newspapers, local media and Facebook. In addition, during the election period, we monitored election campaign related hate speech and misinformation made by candidates and produce research report. For the monthly updates subscribes us.