Following on from our photo story about life in Mae La refugee camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border, we take a closer look at the livelihoods of the camp’s residents. How do the refugees make a living while confined by the laws of their host country, and what effects will Myanmar’s political developments have on their future?
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In March 2014, the Elders met refugees from Myanmar in Mae La camp in Thailand to hear about the continued challenges brought about by decades of conflict. On World Refugee Day, we take a closer look at life as a refugee in Mae La.
“Soldiers feel this is one of the perquisites of victory – to abuse women and even tiny girls and children – just to prove that they are superior.”
In a video message to a major summit on sexual violence taking place this week, Jimmy Carter argues that ending impunity for these crimes must become an international priority.
What is the role of the media in promoting peace – without taking sides in a conflict? Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan and Mary Robinson discussed this question at last week's Elders debate in Oxford.