Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

New Briefing Paper

Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar

Joint briefing paper provides an update on the key human rights concerns in Burma/Myanmar, presenting critical recommendations, including the establishment of a UN-mandated commission of inquiry or a similar body to investigate allegations of gross human rights violations in all areas of escalating conflict and increasing militarization, including the northern Rakhine State.

Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ

Amplifying voices from the ground

“ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ” သုိ႔မဟုတ္ အဂၤလိပ္လုိ “Progressive Voice” သည္ ျမန္္မာႏုိင္ငံ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီေရးအတြက္ စည္းရံုးလံႈ႔ေဆာ္ေရးလုပ္ေဆာင္ေသာ အာရွ-ပစိဖိတ္ေဒသတြင္းမွ အဖဲြ႔မ်ားျဖင့္ ၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ကြန္ရက္အျဖစ္ ခ်ိတ္ဆက္ဖဲြ႔စည္းခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔ (Burma Partnership) မွ ေပါက္္ဖြားလာသည့္ အဖဲြ႔ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

Progressive Voice

Amplifying voices from the ground

‘Progressive Voice,’ or in Burmese, ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ ‘Shay Pyay Athan,’ was born out of Burma Partnership, a network of organizations throughout the Asia- Pacific region, advocating for and mobilizing a movement for democracy and human rights in Burma that was established in 2006.

PRESS - STATEMENTS - REPORTS
သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္မ်ား - ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္မ်ား - အစီရင္ခံစာမ်ား

March
21
2017

Moving from Discrimination to Inclusion: Gender Perspectives on the Political Dialogue Themes (Burmese)

By Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process
March
21
2017

Moving from Discrimination to Inclusion: Gender Perspectives on the Political Dialogue Themes

By Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process
March
20
2017

Statement of the Ninth Congress of Women’s League of Burma

By Women's League of Burma
March
18
2017

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Interim Report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Myanmar

By European External Action Service/Spokesperson on the Interim Report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
March
17
2017

Myanmar: Act now on Rakhine Commission report

By Amnesty International

BLOG POSTS - ဘေလာ့ဂ္

March 21, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

HRC Must Be Resolute and Mandate Fact Finding Mission in Myanmar Including Rakhine State

In a positive turn of events on March 16, 2017, the Human Rights Council (HRC) draft resolution onMyanmar[1] now calls for the urgent deployment of an international Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) to investigate allegations of human rights violations committed by the military and... Read more ►

March 16, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Human Rights Council Member States Have Responsibility to Support COI for Alleged Human Rights Violations in Myanmar

As the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) continues, looks to evade a UN-mandated investigation into alleged atrocities committed by the Myanmar[1] Army on innocent civilians. Last week, the European Union (EU)-led draft resolution decided not to call for a Co... Read more ►

March 9, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Lack of Progress in Peace Process and Further Military Impunity Underline Urgent Need for UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Abuses in Northern Myanmar

Last week saw the conclusion of what was touted as a “successful” meeting between State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the political negotiation branch (DPN) of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), a coalition of seven non-signatory ethnic armed organiz... Read more ►

March 2, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Fresh Protests at Letpadaung Copper Mine Underline Need for Better Management of Natural Resources

Last week, the highly controversial Letpadaung Copper Mine in Myanmar’s northwestern Sagaing Region once again faced protests when nearby villagers instigated a roadblock in front of the compound, demanding that the mine cease operations. Protestors claim that the mine’s... Read more ►

February 22, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

‘Peace Partners’ Must Be Given Equal Status Ahead of Next 21st Century Panglong Conference

Armed clashes and military aggression by the Myanmar Army against the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the ethnic Kokang, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) are posing further problems to the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference, which has been rescheduled ... Read more ►

February 16, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

As Myanmar Evades Accountability for Rohingya Abuses, International Community Must Fulfill its Responsibilities

A flash report by the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that details widespread and horrific human rights abuses committed by the Myanmar security services in its ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State has confirmed many people’s wo... Read more ►