High and Dry

High and Dry

A report by the Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN) and the Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation. It exposes how local trade and transport across the Shweli River (the Burmese name for the Longjiang) near Muse and Namkham has been crippled by unpredictable daily fluctuations in the water level since the completion of the 110-meter tall Longjiang Dam about 30 kilometers upstream in mid-2010.

The report was published in December 2010.

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Burma Army tracks across Shan State

Burma Army tracks across Shan State

A briefer released by the Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN) and Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF). It exposes how thousands of acres of farmlands have been confiscated along the construction of the planned 361-km railway, the first rail link across the Salween River to eastern Shan State. 

The report was published in August 2010.

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Forbidden Glimpses of Shan State

A guidebook giving tourists an alternative view of Shan State by providing a pictorial exposé of the deliberate neglect, destruction and reinvention of local cultural and historical sites.

Published in November 2009.

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SWAN: A 10 Year Journey

SWAN: A 10 Year Journey

A new publication includes reflections on SWAN's experiences over the past 10 years and provides insight into the complexities of developing a feminist movement within the Burmese cultural and political context.

The report was pusblished in March 2009.

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Pushed back into the flames

Pushed back into the flames

A short report calling for protection of Shan refugees as the Burmese military regime fans the flames of war in Shan State.

The report was published in September 2005.

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Dispelling the Myths

Dispelling the Myths

A brief background paper providing facts to counter nine common myths about Shan refugees in Thailand.

The paper was published in September 2003.

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Mockery of Justice

SWAN’s rebuttal on SPDC’s investigation into the "License to Rape" report.

Published in September 2002.

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License to Rape

A report released by the Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN) and the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF). It details 173 incidents of rape and other forms of sexual violence, involving 625 girls and women, committed by Burmese army troops in Shan State, mostly between 1996 and 2001.  The report gives clear evidence that rape is officially condoned as a 'weapon of war' against the civilian populations in Shan State. The report also explores some of the physical and mental effects of the rapes on the survivors, who suffered not only from the lack of legal redress for the crimes, but also the lack of any crisis support.

The report was published in June 2002.

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