ABSDF’s current activities include:
1. Regular intra-organisational meetings,
2. Skill sharing and training for ABSDF members,
3. Mass education and mobilisation of the people of Burma,
4. Primary health care for local people in the areas where the ABSDF maintains bases,
5. Formal and non-formal education for local people in the areas where the ABSDF maintains bases,
6. Foreign affairs to gain the concrete support of governments, financial institutions, civil society, and people’s movements worldwide,
7. Building networks with alliance forces
8. Documenting and disseminating reliable information to people inside Burma, on its borders, and internationally,
9. Promoting National reconciliation at grassroots level,
10. Working towards the formation of a federal army and
11. Publication of quarterly Dawn Oway bulletin, monthly chronological events in Burma and others
1. Intra-organisational meetings of the ABSDF focus on:
(a) Analysis of the current political situation in Burma
(b) Evaluation of past activities
(c) Designing programmes and activities for the next executive term that are in line with the current political situation
(d) Election for new leaders (More)
2. ABSDF members need to be well-rounded people in order to fulfill the needs of a reconstruction process in our future country. Furthermore, during the struggle, a deepening of knowledge is needed to enable members to participate in community mass education. These programmes include democracy and human rights issues, federalism, governance, media advocacy, women’s rights, public relations and public administration. More….
3. The ABDSF devotes a significant portion of its resources to educating and mobilising grassroots people on the border and inside Burma, in recognition of grassroots participation in the struggle as the main driving force to overthrow the military junta. More….
4. In most of the areas where ABSDF camps are based, areas that are under control of ethnic revolutionary forces, Burma’s successive military regimes have ignored villagers’ basic rights to health, education and social welfare. The ASBDF conducts primary health care programmes with/for those people. More….
5. ABSDF’s formal education programmes focus on the children of local people and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who would otherwise have no access to education. More….
Informal education is important given the nature of people’s lives in the border areas. The ABSDF frequently conducts adult education programmes such as basic and intermediate English classes, basic and advanced computer training, and accounting. Classes and training are provided to ABSDF members and members of other organisations. (More)
6. The ABSDF prioritises foreign affairs as a crucial tool for the movement. Through foreign affairs activities the ABSDF raises international awareness of Burma’s political problems and promotes co-operation among various Burmese and international organisations. It also helps secure financial, political and material assistance for the ABSDF and other organisations working for peace and democracy in Burma. More….
7. The ASBDF works at building and strengthening networks and alliances with various armed and unarmed groups as well as with grassroots organisations working for peace and democracy. The ABSDF believes that such coordination and mutual support are essential for the movement to be able to function cooperatively. More….
8. The ABSDF documents and disseminates factual information on the situation in Burma to the international community, as the international community must be well informed to assist the movement. The ABSDF also disseminates information inside Burma, where the majority of people can access only military-controlled media. More….
9. The ABSDF actively participates in the national reconciliation processes by working with people at the grassroots level. It believes that mutual understanding between individuals of different ethnic nationality groups is crucial for Burma to achieve national reconciliation and therefore to become a healthy and peaceful country.
10. The ABSDF considers it very important for all alliance groups to have knowledge about the role of the army in a future democratic federal union in Burma. The ABSDF is exploring possible ways to form a federal army.
11. The ABSDF regularly publishes Burmese and English versions of books, booklets, research papers and other materials including the Dawn Oway bulletin, which conveys the political platform of the organisation.