10 Year Anniversary Video

 

Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the founding of BadeiDha Moe. To celebrate with all of our supporters, we are excited to present this animation video of our achievements. Thank you for everyone’s support over the past decade and we look forward to working together in the future.

Land Analysis Paper

 

BadeiDha Moe (BDM) has been working for over ten years in conflict-affected ethnic areas of Myanmar, including parts of Kachin State, Mon State, Southern Shan State, and Northern Shan State. In line with our organization’s focus on incorporating land and natural resource concerns into community harmonization, we have been educating, documenting, and advocating on the land and natural resource issues affecting communities in these areas. Our project includes providing land, gender & peace training to community members, documenting land disputes, and presenting land disputes to key stakeholders in the peace process. The goal of this work is to integrate the resolution of land disputes into the ongoing peace process in Myanmar.

This analysis paper exposes the reality of land disputes at the community-level in four conflict-affected ethnic minority regions of Myanmar, as part of a broader strategy to inform the national peace process. It presents the real on-the-ground situation of land conflicts, the communities’ perspectives, and identifies factors that facilitate amicable resolution. It is our hope that the presentation of the issues will strengthen processes for land dispute resolution and highlight the need for prioritizing land tenure issues within the country’s ongoing peace talks towards national reconciliation.

Our organization collected the data and produced this analysis paper whilst the Myanmar government and a number of Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) engaged in a series of discussions commonly referred to as the 21st Century Panglong. One of the stated objectives of these discussions is ‘To establish in conformity with the political dialogue a union based on federalism fully ensuring the rights to national equality and self-determination. The current negotiations directed at achieving peace in Myanmar are, like similar negotiations in other contexts, highly complex. Many of the issues included in this process interlink with the prosperity of these people, the most notable being the need to address their claims to land.

2019 Annual Report

It is with great pleasure that our BDM team can share the 2019 Annual report and celebrate ten years of our organization.

Determined youth activists with dedication and a dream to create, for future generations, a peaceful and harmonious environment, and society, where prosperity develops sustainably under equitable and non-discriminatory natural resource governance, founded our organization, BadeiDha Moe – Civil Society Organization (BDM – CSO) in 2010. In pursuit of this vision of a harmonious and prosperous society with sustainable and equitable natural resource governance, we registered in December 2016 and gained official recognition of the Union Government in January 2017. Since then, across the country, we have collaborated with different actors to conduct focus group discussions, stakeholder meetings, workshops, and training to various stakeholders, at all levels of society, relating to gender, conflict, law, land rights; presentation and advocacy; and personal development including inner peace, and leadership. Furthermore, as we support a non-violent approach, we have worked on surveys and research, and using this data and information, we have conducted evidence-based advocacy workshops with related stakeholders including government institutions and ethnic armed groups; conducted advocacy with policy papers on land rights and ownership; and provided pro-bono legal aid services and technical support for citizens. In order to broaden our reach and build a better understanding of rights and responsibilities, equality, equity, and non–discrimination among the public, we use creative methods of communication and delivery such as artistic works, comics, animations, and music. With dedication and commitment to create and support peace and prosperity for society as a whole, we continue to work towards this vision.