Training Workshop on Human Rights held in Hpa-an.

 With the cooperation of Kayin State Government,  “Training Workshop on Human Rights for the Government Officials of Kayin State” held at Zwekabin Hall in Hpa-an, Kayin State, sponsored by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) of Sweden. At the opening session, held at 9 a.m. on 25 November 2014, U Zaw Min, Chief Minister of Kayin State Government and U Sit Myaing , Vice-Chairman of the MNHRC delivered the addresses.

At the Training Workshop, Members of the MNHRC U Sit Myaing, Dr. Nyan Zaw and U Khin Maung Lay lectured and discussed with the participants on the Brief History and Concept of Human Rights, the Establishment of MNHRC and its activities, the MNHRC Law, United Nations Human Rights Mechanism, the Complaint Handling by the MNHRC and the International Human Rights Conventions to which Myanmar is a State Party such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The workshop was held from 25 to 27 November and a total of 50 government officials at State, District and Township levels of Kayin State participated in the workshop.