"Please use your liberty to promote ours"
- Aung San Suu Kyi
Get involved with the OBA
Become a member
The OBA is a new organisation - founded in October 2011 - and we can use all the help we can get! While we had a great response in Michaelmas Term, with lots of people joining the group, we need more members to help out with projects and campaigns. Commit to whatever degree of participation you are comfortable with: feel free to simply sign up to our mailing list of upcoming events. Everyone is welcome to get involved with any or all of our campaigns and projects! Get in contact with us today for more information about meetings and how to join!
Become a project/campaign coordinator
As a new organisation, the OBA is searching for people to fill leadership positions and take over responsibility for overseeing some of its projects and campaigns. If you'd be interested in taking on an important role within the OBA, please contact us today!
Become an email friend
The OBA runs an 'email friend' project, which connects Oxford students to Burmese students working as activists along the Thai-Burma border so that they can exchange information, ideas and experiences through email. If you'd be interested in becoming an email friend, or would like more information, please email us with the subject line: Attn: Agnieszka (Email Friend).
Come to events
See our homepage for a list of upcoming events!
With many of our members having volunteered in the past, the OBA understands the importance of volunteering for the movement for democracy and development in Burma. We work with a number of groups through which Oxford students can volunteer along the Thai-Burma border, and we have relationships with various organisations offering unique international internship opportunities. Click here for more information!
The OBA raises money for a number of charitable organisations working for peace, democracy and development in Burma. With your generosity, the OBA helps fund such initiatives as providing scholarships to Burmese students and supporting political prisoners and their families. Please donate today!
Responsible Consumerism and Ethical Tourism in Burma
Participate in other campaigns for Burma
There are lots of campaigns to promote freedom and democracy in Burma, but they can only be successful if they have your support! Below are some campaigns run by other Burma organisations that need your help:
Burma Campaign UK:
Please email Prime Minister David Cameron calling on him to admit reforms in Burma have stalled, and return to a policy of prioritising human rights.
*Email David Cameron direct.
Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP): Show the Government of Burma that you stand in solidarity with the political prisoners and demand lasting reform by participating in our 2015 Palm Campaign.
Burma Campaign UK: Take action to free Aung Soe!
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
Burma Campaign Australia: Take Action against Australian companies helping fund human rights abuses in Burma.
US Campaign for Burma: Demand the UN Pressure the Burmese Government to End Human Rights Abuses.
Burma Campaign UK: Stop rape in Burma. Email Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and urge him to take action to stop rape and sexual violence in Burma.