Since 2016, PPM has produced a number of research reports. PPM’s 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 the 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 to generate a better understanding for the general public.
PPM itself has conducted different research methodological training for extending and strengthening the research capacity of our team. At the same time, PPM is giving Basic Research Methodology training 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 who gained research method training apply 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 documentation and research findings. Our advocacy strategy includes 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 Human Rights Advocacy Training for 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 designed 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 the basic concept of human rights, human rights documentation, human rights advocacy strategy.
The expected result of the program is participants themselves can become human rights advocates 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 human rights advocates. This training is design for a 3- half-day training, enrolling with 20 participants especially with minority youths, women, and community leaders across Myanmar.