When Than Than Aye's brother and his activist friends' human rights were violated, she decided to become a lawyer so that she could defend them one day.
Originally from Pyay, Myanmar, Than Than Aye founded an organization with her brother which empowers communities to use legal tools to fight for their land rights and protect the environment. Later she joined EarthRights International where she works with communities who are defending their land rights and human rights.
"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
"The word justice is very beautiful, but getting justice is very difficult for our community"- Than Than Aye
EarthRightsInternational. (June 20, 2017). Faces of Change: Than Than Aye. Retrieved January 19, 2019, from EngageMedia Web site: http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/EarthRightsInternational/videos/Faces_of_Change_Than_Than_Aye.