Past activities in 2000
February 4, 2000 -
Dr. Alice Khin Saw Win, a Director of Burma Watch International, was a presenter
at International Week 2000 - a six day event organized by the University of Alberta with the theme "Local and International Perspectives on
Peace and Human Security". She spoke about
"Canada's Opportunity with Burma".
May 3, 2000 -
Members of Burma Watch International participated in Freedom 2000 -- an event,
hosted by Rahim Jaffer (MP for Edmonton-Strathcona) at the International
Centre at the University of Alberta, to highlight human rights abuses
occurring in various countries including Burma.
May 15, 2000 -
Dr. Alice Khin Saw Win, a Director of Burma Watch International, took
part in a
"Roundtable on Burma and Drugs"
organized by the Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development,
the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and
Simon Fraser University. The Roundtable was held at Simon Fraser University
in Burnaby BC. The main focus of the discussion [by a wide range of Canadian and international experts, including health and police officials, journalists, academics, representatives of international drug control organizations and NGOs] was the impact in Canada of the Burmese drug trade.
August 8, 2000 -
Burma Watch International hosted a public commemoration in
Edmonton AB of the 12th Anniversary
of the August 8, 1988 (8-8-88) uprising of the people of Burma to demand
peace, democracy and basic human rights.
The program featured the showing of the video "Road to
Nowhere" -- which documents the use of forced labour in Burma.
December 2000 -
Dr. Khin Saw Win, a Director of Burma Watch International, travelled to the
Thai-Burma border area (at her own expense) where she conducted training
seminars on public health at Dr. Cynthia's Clinic.
December 2000 -
Burma Watch International donated $250 to Dr. Cynthia's Clinic
which operates on the Thai-Burma border.