PPM was founded in 2016 by Htet Swe, a human rights activist, in cooperation with a group of young people actively working with a mission to promote democratic values, human rights, civic engagement, and peace through civic education, inter-faith dialogue, human rights training, campaign initiatives, research and advocacy.
We are well known for providing a platform and safe space for youth and bringing diverse groups together to promote tolerance, peace, trust and mutual understanding among Myanmar’s different ethnicities. PPM is known for promoting the voices and rights of marginalized communities, in particular for the Rohingya community, to become empowered and realize freedom, equality, peace and justice. PPM offers different kind empowerment opportunities for the young people to develop their skills and to bring changes for the society.
PPM’s activities engage diverse young people, activists, community leaders, and religious leaders from Rakhine state and Yangon. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local level to national level. 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 PPM is composed of scholars, community leaders, and peace activists from Myanmar and around the globe who share a common goal to achieve our vision. PPM program regions include mainly in northern and central Rakhine State, and Yangon and across Myanmar. PPM partners with international NGOs, donors, researchers and other civil society organizations to work towards achieving our vision.
Htet Swe is a human rights activist, peace builder has been active for many years in promoting freedom and the protection of equal rights for all. Htet Swe has dedicated himself to working for human rights and to ending discrimination, oppression particularly for his marginalized minority Rohingya community.
Htet Swe is one of the very few youths of his age who has accomplished many of his ambitions. Htet Swe actively advocates for the peaceful coexistence and building peace in particular in Rakhine. Htet Swe established the Peace Point-Myanmar in 2016 with a vision to build a tolerant, peaceful, equal and inclusive democratic Society for all without discrimination where all people can live together harmoniously and peacefully. Today, he is executive director peace Point-Myanmar. He is also founder of Zero Hate Campaign with the aim of building a society where there is no hatred and discrimination among diverse communities in Myanmar.
Htet Swe holds a BA. English degree, Post graduate Diploma in International Studies in Yangon University, Diploma in information Technology at National Management Degree College. He teaches leadership, Human Rights, and Democracy courses at Peace Point-Myanmar.
Htet Swe was selected as an Asia-Pacific representative for the Obama Foundation 2019 Leaders program. Htet Swe was also selected as a South East Asia representative for the Interfaith fellowship program, at the Network for religious and traditional networks Peacemakers. He is also part of 2020 class of the citizen journalism program at the International Center for Journalists.
We seek to unlock the possibility
We envision to build a tolerant, peaceful, equal and inclusive democratic Society for all without discrimination where all people can live together harmoniously and peacefully.
We seek to drive change on large scale
Our primary mission is to promote democratic values, human rights, civic engagement, and peace through civic education, inter-faith dialogue, human rights training, campaign initiatives, research and advocacy.
We are focused on results
- RESPECT: Treating equally without discrimination
- Impartiality: Equal and just treatment of peoples without bias or discrimination.
- Humanity: Compassion and respect for human dignity.
- INTEGRITY: Know and do what is right
- SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Serve the common good
The PPM is composed of scholars, community leaders, and peace activists from Myanmar and around the globe who share a common goal to achieve our vision. PPM has a defined structure that includes a Board of Directors and a senior management team.
The Board of Directors is comprised of key local community leaders, scholars and peace activist and is the highest decision-making organ for approving strategies, policies and reviewing achievements and plans. Members of the board have experience engaging with peace and development activities and have the ability to assist the PPM through their own expertise and contacts. Members also endorse the PPM’s mission and vision, actively commit to the values of inclusivity, respect for diversity, human rights and human dignity. The PPM’s Boards are composed of 7 members and the President is the leader of Board of Directors.
The senior management team is the planning and activity implementing body of the organization which controls and approves all activities in line with the organizational strategy as validated by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is the head of the senior management team as well as member of board of directors and is responsible for overall management of programs and operations.