ORGANIZATION STATEMENT

The Congress of World Hmong People is established in the United States of America, a Non Governmental Organization which recognizing that violence and human rights violations are continue to become the roots caused of the Hmong political unbalance, genders inequality, poverty, illegal political suppressions and oppressions in Laos and other part of the countries.

The Hmong people were divided through the Pathet Lao political propagandas in the 60s and continue to become an issue.  The Hmong people were divided into two groups in Laos: group one with the Pathet Lao during the Vietnam War was Lor Blia Yao, Lor Kia Tong, and Yang Thao Tou.  This group of people is living in peace and harmony as claimed by the Lao PDR government at the United Nation.  Group two is the group that sided with the United States during the war who was Vang Pao and Touby Lyfoung.  Many of the Vang Pao and Lyfoung followers had migrated to the third world as political exile; the remaining group three continues suffers masses human rights violation, persecution, and economic, social, and cultural displacement and gender inequality. 

The remaining group three known “Chaofa” (political term) continues to exercise their freedom and maintain Hmong nationalism in the Xaysombun Special Zone, Phou Bia Mountainous regions since May 21, 1975. Since then, the zone has become a civil war region, and a zone that is continuing to be a restricted region to tourists and international visitation.

The Hmong people are endowing the law of the creator and continue experiencing great hardship over 6000 years in history through wars, genders inequality, and most importantly, the dissolution of its economic, social, and cultural rights.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Congress of World Hmong People is non-violent organization with a mission to safe guards the Hmong people economic, social, and cultural rights, and that those rights are equal as men and women before the laws.

CONGRESS ACTIVITIES

 

●    Advocate Rights under international law
●    Support the rights to exist
●    Seek freedom and justice
●    Assist in humanitarian needs
●    Assist in educational and socio-economic development
●    Safeguard peace and security


HMONG ON THE ISSUES

In the 18th century, the French came to Southeast Asia and established a colony known as Indochine and later Indochina.

During those long years, the French had established good relations with the Hmong Indigenous Tribal People in the central Southeast Asia regions.

The French began to impose taxation mechanism as a way of generated revenue. Hmong leaders that worked for the French as tax collectors abused their power by enforcing heavy taxes to the Hmong.  Many Hmong Indigenous Tribal People could not afford to pay taxes.  For the poor, they had to give up their children for slavery, and gave up their family livestock for the debts owed.

In 1918 Vue Pa Chay realized that this taxation had caused unfairness and was in violation of the rights of the people.  He organized the Hmong who were against this heavy taxation and revolted against the abusers and the French. This time the Hmong divided into two groups: one group in favor of Vue Pa Chay and the other in favor of the benefit from the French. 

His war was allying his believers to God.  His war was believed to be quiet unusual and undefeatable. He was called insane or ChaoFa. This war ended in 1921 in the death of Vue Pa Chay and his followers. 

During this time many of the Vue Pa Chay’s followers were exterminated and head-cut-off at Kham Khaib, Xiengkhoung.

Lor Kia Tong and LyFoung were Hmong royalists who fought the Japanese, the Vietnamese, and the Lao Communists. They were also royalists to the French.

The Laotian government devised political strategies to divide Hmong into many factions: the right wing, Lor Kia Tong; and the left wing, LyFoung and Vang Pao.  Because of this strategy, regardless of who won the civil war, the result would benefit the Laotian government.

Lao became Independent in 1953 from the Franco-Lao Treaty.  The Hmong Indigenous Tribal People was awarded a land for their people.  But LyFoung denied and later became the Autonomous successor of “Moung Meo.”  The “Moung Meo” later recaptured by Laos.

Until 1941 Ho Chi Minh began to revolt against the French aggression known as the Indochina War.  The Vietnamese people were gaining Independence on the North and in the South 1954.

Two months after the Geneva Conference on Indochina in 1954, Ho Chi Minhs’ goal was to reunite his people from the division of North and South.  The North Vietnamese established small arm group-known Group 100 in Thanh Hoa-Houaphan.  This unit was to provide logistical support to Pathet Lao Force.  They later combined their arm forces as Group 959, headquartered in Nankai, inside Houaphan in September of 1959. 

The political mission was to establish the Ho Chi Minh Trail on the Laotian territory to go to the South Vietnam.  Mr. Ho political action was in violations of the 1954 Geneva Conference to refrain from any interference in the internal affairs of Laos.

The United States immediately intervened and came to Laos and recruited the Hmong Tribal People and other tribal people in the regions to help cut the North Viet Cong from going into the South on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  The Hmong Tribal Peoples’ mission was to rescue the American pilots and blocking the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

This secret mission, known as the “Secret War” ended when the Paris Peace Accord signed in Paris in January 27, 1973.  The arms conflicts continue until 1975.  

The Pathet Lao freely took over Laos in 1975 in the wake of Vietnam War that was unified Vietnam.  The Pathet Lao immediately waged war by creating battalion called “Pa Chay Battalion estimated around 65,000 Pathet Lao and Vietnamese soldiers combines” attacking the Hmong Indigenous Tribal People from 1975 at the Phou Bia Mountain to 1978.

In1959 Shonglue emerged claimed that he was led by God to save the Hmong Tribal People.  He was uneducated person born in a very poor family.  He claimed that God helped him invented the Hmong writing, Hmong national flag, and reinforce focus on the Hmong Tribal People religions.  He was labeled “crazy and insane” and was assassinated in 1971.  His teachings are carrying on until today.

For this reason, Zong Zoua Her led many Hmong Indigenous Tribal People and stood for the Hmong economic, social and cultural rights, and exercises these rights until today in the Xaisombun Special Zone following Father Shonglue gospel of the Hmong nationalism. 

This on going secret civil war between the Hmong Indigenous Tribal People and Pathet Lao known ChaoFa; and later known the United Hmong ChaoFa Democracy Party.

As of today many Hmong Indigenous Tribal People are taking refuge in the Xaisombun Special Zone fighting for their freedom and social cultural rights. This zone continues to become a war zone between the Hmong Indigenous Tribal People and the Lao PDR government.

The Lao PDR government continues denying the existing of the Hmong ChaoFa Federation States in the Xaysombun Special Zone; denying their crime committed against humanity of over 250,000 deaths since 1975; denying of the massacre they committed in a Cave that killed more than 100 innocent families in Boua Blong in 1985; denying the killing of the innocent women and children in the Vangvieng region in 2004; and denying the used of the chemical known “Yellow Rain” in the 1990s, 2009, and March of 2011 to the Hmong Indigenous people in the Xaysombun Special Territory.

In December 2009, the last refugees of the Hmong Indigenous Tribal People were forcibly repatriating from Huay Nam Khao, Thailand back to Laos.  Many of the refugees, especially the men have gone missing and disappearance.