Chaw Ei Win Zaw, Burma
Before I joined the program, I was working over two years as a humanitarian worker in an international NGO. As an aids worker, got a chance to meet with vulnerable people who suffered not only for their basic needs, but also for basic human rights. I do really want to empower them to voice out for their rights. However, when I reanalyzed myself how much I know about human rights and freedom, then horribly, I found out that I am also living under uncountable restrictions and hundreds of taboos without enjoying the essence of real human rights. I have to build my capacity and knowledge first before empowering the community.
With the help of EU and Dr. Danielle Celermajer, now I got a chance to join the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program) and learn underneath concepts and ideologies of UDHR, gathering tools and tactics to dig the root causes of systematic violations, practicing how to analyse a case from multidimensional viewpoints, enlightening myself by exchanging experiences, knowledge and sharing the common interest as to build a larger freedom within our MHRD society.
After the program, I will go back to my motherland and will practice, apply, share and lend a hand to my fellow Burmese to build the better life in the future. My lifelong goal is to be a worthy humanitarian worker, serving for the being of the human and the nation as well.