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Thin Yu Mon

Thin Yu Mon

2016 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Thin Yu Mon is a human rights activist and program officer with the Chin Human Rights Organization in Yangon, Burma. She is responsible for programs that promote religious freedom and indigenous rights. She is also a cofounder and management committee member of the Myanmar Indigenous Peoples Network, which is a coalition of 29 indigenous organizations.  

As a university student, Thin Yu Mon actively participated in the Chin Literature and Culture Committee, organizing university student activities and events.  While completing her master's degree at Yangon University, she served as a translator for the Kumudra Journal. She went on to join the Project Achievement Study Team at the Euro-Burma Office, facilitating ethnic minority acceptance programs throughout Burma. She also joined the Chin Youth Network at this time. 

Thin Yu Mon is an alumnus of the 2014 International Human Rights Training Program sponsored by EQUITAS (Montreal, Canada) and of UNSCR 1325: Women Peace and Security hosted by Indevelop, the Swedish International Development Agency. Her studies also include a post-graduate diploma course in international relations from Yangon University.