We Want our Communities Back, No More Fighting and Violence: Voices of Communities from Myanmar’s Ceasefire Areas from 2017 – 18
Author: Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Published by: CPCS
Building on the work of two previous rounds of CPCS’ project listening to communities and experiences with the peace process in Myanmar, We want our Communities Back presents a snapshot of the opinions and experiences of community members across six States in Myanmar (Kachin, Northern Shan, Southern Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon States). Through the use of CPCS Listening Methodology, the project aims to amplify the voices of people in ceasefire areas of Myanmar to inform and influence decision-makers in the peace process. To conduct this research, 62 local volunteers across the states had over 485 conversations with 1537 community members in 2017. The publication is a consolidation of their thoughts and perspectives on the ongoing peace process, their daily challenges and their hopes for the future.