Hope Adelaide Inc
Hope Adelaide Inc. is a small non-government organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia.

We aim to provide assistance to people and communities in the Asia-Pacific region, with an emphasis on development and human rights. In recent years we have concentrated our efforts on assisting people from Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), many of whom are now living as refugees in Mizoram and New Delhi in India, and in Malaysia.

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Chin women live under a cloud. By Joanne Ma. Tuesday, 2 January 2018. Mizzima News. In a traditional Chin family, either the oldest or youngest son receives the hereditament when the father passes away. If there is no son, the family will look for male relatives in the clan. Daughters can inherit - if and only if the family cannot find any suitable men, according to a research paper launched last month by a Myanmar women’s group called Ninu, also known as the Women in Action Group. More ...

Ethnic Groups Say Time Has Come To See Detailed Plan For Federal System. By Lawi Weng. The Irrawaddy. 12 December 2017. It is time for the Myanmar government and the military to tell the country’s ethnic groups exactly what type of federal system they can expect to be part of in the future, leaders of the groups said on Tuesday.The Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center (ENAC) held a book launch today at Yangon’s Green Hill Hotel, where representatives of the ethnic groups discussed the issue with an audience of about 100 people.The book, which is an updated conference report outlining federal policies grouped under 11 themes, was released on Tuesday by ENAC, a group working to support the peace process between the armed ethnic organizations and the Myanmar government. More ...

Rohingya crisis: A month of misery in Myanmar's Rakhine. Al Jazeera. 25 Sept 2017. Hundreds of people continue to cross the border into Bangladesh one month since the start of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state where raids by Rohingya fighters prompted a major army crackdown.Since August 25, Bangladesh has been facing the unenviable dual task of looking after 430,000 wretched people while trying to persuade Myanmar to take them back. At least 240,000 of them are children. The influx adds to about 300,000 Rohingya, already located in camps around the Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazaar. More ...

The silent climate burn in Chin State. By Libby Hogan. Democratic Voice of Burma. 25 Aug 2017. MINDAT, Chin State — It’s been another bad year of flooding in Burma. This year, however, the monsoon season’s heavy downpours and swelling rivers didn’t just take a toll on people, animals and crops — it also claimed one casualty in the form of a golden pagoda in Magwe Division. Shocking video of the sacred Buddhist monument sliding into flooded river waters circulated widely on the internet last month, with the cries of distraught local residents clearly audible as it sank from view. But just west of this region, communities in the far-flung hills of Chin State were settled in for a silent battle with the annual, intense seasonal rains. More ...

The long road to Chin state in Myanmar: A journey to build back better. The World Bank Blog. By Degi Young. Co-authors: Khine Nwe Zin, Aye Me Me Htun, Kyaw Htut Aung. Wednesday 28 June 2017. My journey to Chin state in Myanmar began with a simple question from my colleague – “Where do you want to go?” “It doesn’t matter,” I said, “Anywhere is fine.” This was it. I had volunteered to join the World Bank Group’s Myanmar Performance Learning Review consultations, which are being held across the country this month to obtain feedback from the government, private sector and civil society on our Country Partnership Framework. Approved in 2015, the partnership is the first World Bank Group strategy for Myanmar in 30 years and consultations are being held to discuss lessons-learned, review achievements and consider adjustments. More ...

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