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Wai Phyo

Wai Phyo

General Secretary
Generation Wave

We, activists are raising the voices of people in the communities to the government to know what’s happening in reality and find solutions for problems. That means we are just helping the government in democratic transition regarding the President’s slogan ‘Parliament’s Voice must be People’s Voice’.

Wai Phyo is Secretary of Generation Wave, a pro-democracy Burmese youth movement.

Political reforms introduced in 2011 brought the release of more than 1000 political prisoners, including many human rights defenders. Today, many formerly imprisoned HRDs face a number of restrictions to their work and risk future persecution. Student activists were not allowed to return to study at their universities, and the Ministry of Home Affairs has refused to issue passports to former political prisoners and prominent HRDs.