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Global Day of Action for the Kachin, Sydney Australia

Global Day of Action for the Kachin, Sydney Australia 2013

The Kachin Association of Australia (KAA NSW) with Burma Campaign Australia (BCA) held a protest outside Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) office at Angel Place, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia on June 7th, 2013 from 12 – 1 PM.

Candlelight Vigil for the Kachin Victims of Burmese Military Attacks and Prayers to end the Humanitarian crisis

Candlelight vigil in Sydney

Kachin Association of Australia (KAA NSW) organized a “Candlelight Vigil for the Kachin Victims of Burmese Military Attacks and Prayers to end the Humanitarian crisis” on 22nd January Tuesday, 2013 at Hyde Park (north), Sydney, Australia from (7:30PM – 9:30PM). Approximately 250 people attended the event from the Kachin community, Karen community, Mon community, local organizations such as ABSDF, JACDB and Burma Campaign Australia (BCA) came to give their support.

Kachin protest in Canberra, Australia against Burmese Army’s ongoing offensive

Kachin protest in Canberra 2013

Kachin together with Karen and Chin ethnics of Burma gathered in Canberra on January 7th, 2013 to protest against Burmese Army’s ongoing attack on Kachin ethnic. Demonstrations were held in front of Parliament, Burmese Embassy and Chinese Embassy. Around 130 ethnic people of Burma participated and expressed their condemnation and asked international community to help resolve the crisis.

Protest against Burmese army’s human rights violations

KAA protest 2012

On April 5th, 2012, Kachins living in Australia held a demonstration to protest against ongoing offensive action by the Burmese army and to raise awareness on severe human right abuses committed by the Burmese government and its army towards the ethnic Kachin people in Burma. A similar demonstration was also held in the United State, England and Japan.

The 65th Anniversary of Burma Union Day celebration in Sydney, Australia

65th Burma Union Day Sydney 2012

Burma’s Ethnic and Democratic Forces in Sydney organised an event on February 12th 2012, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Burma Union Day. KAA was invited to attend the event and celebrate together with other ethnics of Burma. KAA members from Sydney participated with Kachin traditional dance also with a formal speech from KAA-NSW President which informed Kachin perspective of Union Day and also delivered a message about current crisis in Kachin land.

"Save Lives in Northern Burma" Awareness Campaign

Kachin plight awareness

Kachin Association of Australia, NSW Inc, had launched a successful “Save Lives in Northern Burma” Awareness Campaign at the following dates and locations in Sydney, Australia.