Than Than Aye (Myanmar)
“The first step is to know the law. The second is to apply the law. The third step will be to shape the law.” – Than Than Aye
After Than Than Aye’s brother’s human rights were violated, she decided to become a lawyer so that she could defend him and his friends. Originally from Pyay, Myanmar, Than Than Aye founded an organization that empowers communities to use legal tools to fight for their land rights and protect the environment. Now at EarthRights International, she works with communities who are defending their land rights and human rights.
This is her story.