Nowhere To Go, No One To Turn To

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Nowhere To Go, No One To Turn To

In the backdrop of conflict, allegations of serious human rights violations by the Myanmar Army in ethnic areas continue to surface regularly.

Nowhere To Go, No One To Turn To
66(d) Must Go

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66(d) Must Go

Going forward, the NLD-led Government must continue to review and amend laws that limit freedom of speech.

66(d) Must Go
Accountability Needed to End Impunity as Human Rights Violations Continue to Plague Myanmar

Weekly Highlights

Accountability Needed to End Impunity as Human Rights Violations Continue to Plague Myanmar

"I fled from home because of their [the Myanmar Army’s] abuses and I dare not go back. I want the Burma Army troops to move out completely from our area.”
- An IDP from Ei Tu Hta Camp, Karen State

Accountability Needed to End Impunity as Human Rights Violations Continue to Plague Myanmar
Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

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“ေ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.

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June
21
2017

Burma’s Courts Must Not Help Military to Persecute Journalists

By Reporters Without Borders
June
20
2017

Karen Human Rights Group’s Statement on World Refugee Day 2017

By Karen Human Rights Group
June
20
2017

HURFOM: World Refugee Day Statement

By Human Rights Foundation of Monland

BLOG POSTS - ဘေလာ့ဂ္

June 21, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Nowhere To Go, No One To Turn To

As the Myanmar [1] Army increases its presence in ethnic areas, the outlook for civilians has become evermore grim. Renewed clashes on 3 June, 2017 between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in western Kachin State’s Tanai Township have escalated in re... Read more ►

June 14, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

66(d) Must Go

Despite the political reforms that accompanied the National League for Democracy (NLD)’s rise in recent years, material conditions for journalists and dissidents have hardly improved. Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, most notably, looms threateningly like a let... Read more ►

June 7, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Accountability Needed to End Impunity as Human Rights Violations Continue to Plague Myanmar

While the most recent iteration of the 21st Century Panglong Conference concluded without substantive progress on 29 May, 2017, emerging evidence of appalling human rights violations committed by the Myanmar [1] Army in ethnic conflict areas only underlines the need for the ... Read more ►

May 31, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Religious Intolerance Must Be Resolved for Myanmar to Advance Democratic Transition

Outbreaks of violence fueled by religious intolerance has led to the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na) banning the Association for Protection of Race and Religion (Ma Ba Tha) from continuing activities under its current name and ordering the organization to remov... Read more ►

May 24, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Myanmar Should Prioritize Rights Protection Over OBOR

The One Belt One Road (OBOR), the signature foreign policy and infrastructural development project of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has come knocking loudly at Myanmar’s[1] doorstep. Last week, President Xi’s coming-out party for the trillion-dollar initiative—which se... Read more ►

May 17, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Contentious Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Continues to Divide

As the second session of the 21st Century Panglong Conference approaches, Myanmar’s[1] ongoing peace process remains at a crossroads as continued Government and military pressure to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) is exacerbating differences between ethnic ar... Read more ►