Saw Say Ler Wah Kyar

Everyone should have human rights. In Burma, the government took away our rights to live in peace, earn a living and raise our families. We have little health care, few schools and no safety. Like so many others, I fled Karen State when the military destroyed my village. They killed many people, even those working in the fields.

I have lived most of my life in a refugee camp. I want to learn about politics because I want to be able to protect my people. I pray for democracy in Burma and plan to return to my homeland. If we do not achieve democracy in Burma, I don’t know what I’ll do.