Shining, a Burmese environmental rights defender, sustainable development advocate, and cofounder of the Mon-Pan Youth Association and Weaving Across Borders, is empowering youth and local communities to stand up for their rights and protect the environment around the Thanlwin River Basin. She holds training workshops to increase local communities’ understanding of EIA and SIA procedures to better protect themselves against violations of their rights. Photo credit: EarthRights International