Karen Women Carrying Water
Saw Kyaw San
This drawing of two Karen women in Burma carrying water in bamboo tubes is a reminder that indigenous people in many countries of our world face growing threats against their way of living, their values and their close connection with the earth. Victims of land-grabbing, war and discrimination, they struggle to keep their communities alive and to carry on the traditions and culture they have practiced for generations. Rather than alienate them from their land, we would do well to learn from their wisdom and experience how to preserve our earth by living in harmony with it and respecting its Creator.
See more Karen art as well as other pieces in the Art Peace gallery.
The CJPA web site contains a wide range of grassroots artwork in both written and visual form. This section of the homepage will showcase these efforts of peace on a rotating basis in order to inspire viewers to look deeper into the web site and also encourage viewers to submit their own work.
Recent additions to the CJPA web site
Welcome to the CJPA web site. Please be sure to keep this page bookmarked as new items will be added periodically.Current Supportive Actions:
- Stop the Killings in the Philippines (updated April 2, 2007)
- Protect Human Rights & Freedom in Thailand (updated April 2, 2007)
New items are listed below:Special Focus:
We have added a new section to our website. The purpose of the 'Special Focus' is to increase
global awareness of specific marginalized groups in Asia. Through discussion at
the 2006 CJPA workshop in Kerala, India, it was decided that the issues of the
Dalit community warranted further publication. It is for this reason
that the Dalit people, in both India and Nepal, have been chosen as our
first Special Focus.
(updated January 15, 2007)
New Updates are listed below:Urgent Issues - Past & Present Issues:
- The Past & Present Issues section of Urgent Issues is a compilation of reports and websites from across Asia, dealing with and publicizing incidents of injustice and conflict. New information is added to this section frequently. (last updated October 25, 2006)
- Read articles collected through the justpeace mailing list. These articles are informative, and reflective, often coming from individuals who work on the front-lines of these issues. (last updated April 2, 2007)