Khin Ohmar

Founder, Progressive Voice


Khin Ohmar has been a human rights practitioner and advocate since 1988, when she began human rights work as a student activist, organizing a nationwide democracy uprising. For the past 30 years, she has lived her life in exile, studied at Simon's Rock College of Bard in Massachusetts and worked with Refugees International till she returned to contribute to the democracy movement based along Burma's border regions. She continued to campaign for democracy in Burma as the founder of a number of civil society organizations, including Women's League of Burma (WLB), Burma Partnership and Progressive Voice. She is one of the co-authors of Trauma and Recovery on War's Borders: A Guide for Global Health Workers and recipient of several awards, most recently Young Women's Peace Award in 2018. Khin Ohmar is a member of the International Coalition for Democratic Renewal.