Faces: Women as Partners in Peace and Security: One Refugee Can Change the World in Myanmar

Friday, October 1, 2004
Countries: 
Asia
South Eastern Asia
Myanmar
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Disarmament
Human Rights

Dr. Cynthia Maung has undergone a dramatic transformation. Once a rural Burmese doctor, she became a victim of war, then a refugee and exile, and is now a world-renowned human rights leader helping thousands of desperate people from her country. Known universally as Dr. Cynthia, she was working as a doctor in a rural clinic in Myanmar in 1988 when political turmoil and conflict forced her to flee to neighbouring Thailand. There she established the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Tak Province.

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OSAGI, Faces as Partners in Peace and Security: One Refugee Can Change the World in Myanmar, 2004