Thirty junior faculty, representing sixteen universities, have participated in this project to date. Participants have included twenty-five Law faculty and five International Relations faculty. Twenty-nine of the participants have been female, reflecting the fact that most faculty in Myanmar are women.

Three visiting scholars were selected based on the motivation statements submitted by faculty participants and their participation in the online and in-person training components thus far. They participated in the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) in the fall 2015 semester. In addition to auditing courses, they participated in events, trainings, and skills-building and networking meetings.


Ja Aung Lu spoke at Columbia on the history of Myanmar’s civil war.

The three selected were Swe Zin Oo, an assistant lecturer in the Department of Law at the University of Mandalay, Yupar Nyi Htun, both tutors in the Department of Law at East Yangon University, and Kyi Pyar Linn, a tutor in the Department of Law at the University of Yangon. Click here to read more about the HRAP participants.

ISHR also welcomed Ja Aung Lu, an advocate from Myanmar, as a visiting scholar from May-June of 2016. Aung conducted human rights research, identified Myanmar case studies and examples for ISHR’s third in-person workshop, and helped translate key documents. She also gave a presentation on campus, focusing on war crimes and crimes against humanity in Myanmar, during which she shared recommendations for how to address these abuses.


All Participants

Aye Aye Moe — Assistant Lecturer, Pathein University
Aye Hla Mon — Assistant Lecturer, Yangon University of Distance Education
Aye Nandar Soe — Lecturer, Mandalay University
Dawt Nei Lang — Tutor, Mandalay University of Distance Education
Kay Thwe Win — Assistant Lecturer, Pyay University
Khaing San Thwel — Dagon University
Khin San Maw — Assistant Lecturer, Yangon University of Distance Education
Kyi Phyu Oo —Assistant Lecturer, Dagon University
Kyi Pyar Linn — Tutor, Yangon University
Marlar Aung — Assistant Lecturer, Yangon University
Myint Nandar Thein — Assistant Lecturer, Taungoo University
Nan Lei Yee Win — Tutor, Yangon University
Nu Ei Chaw — Tutor, Yatanarpon University, Mandalay 
Nyein Wai Wai — Tutor, Mandalay University of Distance Education
Pa Pa Win — Tutor, Yatanarpon University, Mandalay 
Po Po Maung — Assistant Lecturer, Yangon University
Pyone Mon Aye — Tutor, Mandalay University
Swe Zin Oo — Assistant Lecturer, Mandalay University
Thazin Khaing Moe — Tutor, Magway University
Thet Oo Zan — Tutor, Sittway University
Thida Aung — Lecturer, Myitkyina University
Thu Zar Myint — Tutor, Mandalay University
Thuzar Myint — Lecturer, Dagon University
Tin Moe Khaing — Tutor, Mandalay University
Tun Than — Lecturer, Yangon University
Wit Ye Win — Tutor, Monywa University
Yin Nwe Win — Assistant Lecturer, Taungyi University
Yin Yawai Phoo — Tutor, Mawlamyaing University
Yu Mon Cho — Tutor, East Yangon University
Yupar Nyi Htun — Tutor, East Yangon University
Positions listed reflect employment at time of training.