For many years the members of generation wave worked secretly underground. Many of the members who weren’t arrested and put in jail fled Myanmar known as well as Burma.
The group was founded in 2007, following the anti-government protests known as the Saffron Revolution, were the monks took the lead and were beaten by the army.
Now with the recent opening and changes in the country, the members have found courage to return to their country. But the groups still have members in jail and the ones who are out, are being followed by the secret police, one of the leaders is also being prevented from voting as punishment for his activism.
The group still believes that long lasting change is through non-violence. With the support of Swedish international development agency they are able to continue fighting for democracy through creative means, such as graffiti and music and art.