Writers on Rights: Zoya Phan

On 29th November 2011 we welcomed Zoya Phan, international coordinator of Burma UK, who gave an impassioned and moving account of growing up in Burma.

Zoya is an ethnic Karen refugee who, as a teenager, was forced to flee her village in the rain forests of Burma following attack by the state army. She spent two years on the run before finding asylum in the UK.

After hearing her incredible story of survival there were plenty of questions for Zoya as she reminded us that much work still needs to be done in her troubled country of birth.