28 January 2019
Thousands of audiences enjoyed “We Rock for Justice” music concert at Shwe Htut Tin Event Park on Sunday’s night in Yangon.
The concert is a part of Pyaw Kya Mal (Let’s Talk) campaign organized by MyJustice, an EU-funded project on justice issues and aims to raise awareness about the importance of justice, fairness and equality for all. Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe and European Union Ambassador to Myanmar Kristian Schmidt attended the concert and gave remarks.
The Yangon Mayor stressed that the government is working on stability, transparency, fairness and justice for society. Justice is very fundamental and importance of main requirements and also essential for the people. So we are supporting all the justice affairs and laws enforcement in the society.
Communications Manager, MyJustice, Myat May Zin said “Today’s concert is a part of Pyaw Kya Mal (Lets’ Talk) campaign. It’s a public conversation on justice by using multiple media channels to spread awareness in Myanmar. The campaign was established in 2018 November to nurture a friendly atmosphere for people to open up about their inner problems regardless of race, religion and age. We will keep promoting our campaign by organizing entertainment programs and awareness campaigns in the future.”
Many partner organizations of Myjustice also participated in this event with knowledge games to promote and share the rights of Labor, LGBT, Child, Women and Land.
Country Programme Manager, Terre des homes Lausanne (TdhL), Dr. Manan Naw Jar said “We are here to share and promote child rights. We distributed books and pamphlets about the information of child rights under the guidelines of UNCRC. There’re lucky draw programs and knowledge games. Such an awareness program like this should be held often to raise the public awareness on justice.”
Legal Officer, ActionAid Myanmar, Nilar Oo said “With the aims to share knowledge about the women rights and laws, we joined this event. At our booth, we showed women harassment video clips and there’re games regarding information and Declaration of the Rights of Woman.”
The concert was opened to the public free of charge with the participation of Pyaw Kya Mal (Lets’ Talk) campaign ambassador Actor Zenn Kyi and many major Myanmar artists.