Chin rights activist receives NGO Leadership and Excellence Awards
01 October 2013: Salai Bawi Lian Mang, co-founder and Executive Director of the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) has been awarded the NGO Leadership and Excellence Awards at the Second World Marketing Summit in Malaysia.
In announcing the award, the organizers said the honor is in recognition of “individuals who embrace leadership by example and in the process help create difference in making the world a better place through their work and contribution to humanity.”
“I am honored and humbled by this award. CHRO is an organization of collective leadership. With this I would like to pay tribute to my colleagues who died defending human rights,” said Salai Bawi Lian Mang.
In the years since it was founded in 1995, CHRO has lost three of its field workers while documenting human rights situation on the ground.
The Chin rights activist said he is indebted to all partners and supporters around the world who have supported CHRO and its human rights work in Burma throughout its 18 years of existence.
The primary rights-based advocacy organization for Burma’s Chin people, CHRO is engaged in not just monitoring and documentation but also internationally-focused advocacy campaigns, capacity-building trainings, and support for grassroots community initiatives.
“Under Salai Bawi Lian Mang’s leadership, CHRO has grown from a small organization run on a shoe-string budget to an internationally respected organization. The award is well deserved and I am really proud of him,” said CHRO Program Director Salai Za Uk Ling who has worked with the organization for the last 12 years.
CHRO’s human rights reports are regularly covered by international media and the United Nations human rights bodies.
The 2013 summit took place at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre with about 2,500 delegates and marketing world leaders on 28-30 September.
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