Schlagwort-Archive: HMONG

UNPO Hmong Newsletter May 2018

 

The Sixth Edition of UNPO’s Hmong Newsletter is Here!

 

Have you ever heard of the Hmong people living in Laos?

Did you know that during the Vietnam War, the American army led a “Secret War” with their help?

Did you know that today, a couple of thousands of them live in the hostile Laotian jungle, fleeing persecution by the government?

UNPO has decided to launch a series of newsletters focusing on the Hmong. Because the world can no longer turn a blind eye on the gross human rights violations committed against them, this campaign aims at raising awareness about the plight of the Hmong living in the Laotian jungle and beyond.

For this month’s edition, we have decided to put the spotlight on the EU-Laos Human Rights Dialogue and the latest news regarding the Hmong in Brussels as well as in Vietnam and Laos.

Download the May 2018 edition of the UNPO Hmong Newsletter here and follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag: #HmongInIsolation.

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UNPO Hmong Newsletter March 2018

UNPO Hmong Newsletter #5, March 2018
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The Fifth Edition of UNPO’s Hmong Newsletter is Here!

 

Have you ever heard of the Hmong people living in Laos?

Did you know that during the Vietnam War, the American army led a “Secret War” with their help?

Did you know that today, a couple of thousands of them live in the hostile Laotian jungle, fleeing persecution by the government?

UNPO has decided to launch a series of newsletters focusing on the Hmong. Because the world can no longer turn a blind eye on the gross human rights violations committed against them, this campaign aims at raising awareness about the plight of the Hmong living in the Laotian jungle and beyond.

For this month’s edition, we have decided to put the spotlight on on Hmong children and the latest news regarding the Hmong in the United States.

Download the March 2018 edition of the UNPO Hmong Newsletter here and follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag: #HmongInIsolation.

UNPO also has the pleasure to announce two upcoming events focussing on the Hmong:

The Hmong’s struggle to shed the legacy of the Vietnam War 
(14 March, Washington, DC)

The Hmong: forced into isolation in Laos
(11 April 2018, Brussels)

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Copyright © 2018 UNPO, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
UNPO
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Brussels 1000
Belgium

Congress of World Hmong People (CWHP)

REMINDER: UPCOMING EVENT, BRUSSELS, MARCH 2017
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Join us for a documentary screening
on the plight of the Hmong people

29 March 2017, 19:00-22:00

Snacks and drinks will be available during a catered reception from 19:00, screening at 19:30

Cinéma Aventure in Galerie du Centre

Rue des Fripiers 57, 1000 Brussels

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the Congress of World Hmong People (CWHP), will be screening the 93metros production “Clandestino: The CIA’s Lost Army”. The screening will be followed by a questions and answers session with Mr Gymbay Moua, one of the documentary’s main protagonists, and the filmmaker, Mr David Beriain.

This captivating documentary shines a light on the oft-forgotten precarious situation of Hmong communities who have been suffering under a brutal military campaign by the Lao Government, which has forced them to take shelter in remote jungle areas of Laos for the last forty years. Observers and the Hmong themselves are certain that only an third-party international mediation could create an atmosphere in which the Hmong would feel secure enough to have a dialogue with their government, which has continually oppressed them since the 1970s.

2-4,000 persons belonging to the unrecognised Hmong minority group, including children, are currently in hiding from indiscriminate and large scale attacks by Laos’ military and security forces, which have intensified since June 2016. The indigenous communities are being subjected to frequent shelling by the Laotian army and suspect the government of using chemical weapons against the Hmong families who have taken shelter in the jungle. Moreover, the Hmong are suffering from uncompensated land grabbing, religious persecution, and random harassment by state authorities.

The independent media blackout in Laos prevents the world from receiving information about the Hmong’s plight in the jungle. Therefore, David Beriain’s documentary aims to shed light on the appalling situation of these communities. The CWHP, with the help of the documentary production company 93metros and the support of the UNPO, further took on the challenge of exposing this footage to the world through two documentary screenings taking place in the United States and European capitals. The emotionally stunning 1.5-hour investigative documentary captures the team’s perilous journey to the most affected Hmong communities.

With a greater understanding of the Hmong’s cause among international actors, the UNPO hopes to eventually create a safe environment for Hmong representatives to come to a peaceful agreement to halt the ongoing atrocities against their people.

 

For further information on the screening, please contact Stephan Lampe (s.lampe@unpo.org).

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