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Phyoe Phyoe Aung

Phyoe Phyoe Aung

2015 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Phyoe Phyoe Aung is a youth activist and former political prisoner.

She became aware of the problems of Burma’s educational and previous military government due to the work of her father, Dr. Ne Win, who was a leading activist in the 88 Revolution and political prisoner for 16 years.  Phyoe Phyoe Aung joined the All Burma Federation of Student Unions in 2007 and participated in Saffron Revolution.

In June 2008, one month after Cyclone Nargis hit the Delta Region, she and her colleagues traveled there to provide assistance. During their return trip to Rangoon she and her colleagues were arrested for re-establishing ABFSU and helping the 88 Generation Students. She was released after 3 years and 4 months in Mawlamyine Prison.

Today, Phyoe Phyoe Aung is general secretary of the ABFSU Central Working Committee and remains active in  issues pertaining to education reform, studentrights, women’s rights, and human rights. She is also a member of Management Committee of the Wings Capacity Building School, which teaches democratic practices to students and youth to support their participation in Burma’s democratization process.