What can we do to help Myanmar?
Here are five ways you can help support those on the ground in Myanmar right now.
- Donate directly to a local organization on the ground in Myanmar.
- Donate to a humanitarian aid organization providing assistance in Myanmar.
- Contact your representatives.
- Support local journalism.
- Educate yourself and others on social media.
How can I help Myanmar CDM?
Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM): You can also donate directly to the Civil Disobedience Movement. All funds will go directly to helping those taking part in the CDM. The CDM’s page is in Burmese, but you can use Google Translate to read its messaging.
Can you adopt from Myanmar?
Currently, Burmese law does not allow non-Burmese nationals to adopt or have legal custody of Burmese children. The Kittima Adoption Act of 1941, which is still in force, restricts the right to adopt to Burmese citizens who are Buddhist. The Government of Burma does not recognize dual citizenship.
What does CDM mean in Myanmar?
A Facebook campaign group dubbed the “Civil Disobedience Movement” has attracted more than 230,000 followers, since its initial launch on 2 February 2021. Min Ko Naing, an 8888 Uprising leader, has urged the public to adopt a “no recognition, no participation” stance to the military regime.
How many child soldiers are there in Myanmar?
Myanmar is estimated to have one of the largest numbers of child soldiers of any country in the world, with up to 50,000 children serving in both government armed forces and armed opposition groups.
Is child labor legal in Myanmar?
In Myanmar, school is mandatory until 14 and – as per the Child Rights Law – no child under 14 years is legally permitted to work and hazardous work is also prohibited for anyone under 18-years-old. Yet, one in every 11 children in Myanmar is deprived of their childhood, health and education.
Is there child Labour in Myanmar?
According to a 2015 Labour Force Survey, 1.13 million children aged between 5 and 17 are in child labour in Myanmar, majorly (60,5%) in agriculture (ILO, 2019).