Progressive Voice - Press Releases (275 found)

Progressive Voice was born out of the work of Burma Partnership and formally established in October 2016. Comprehensive resources on the situation of human rights in Myanmar prior to the establishment of Progressive Voice can still be found on Burma Partnership’s website at www.burmapartnership.org

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္ http://www.burmapartnership.org/  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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August 17, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

India: Don’t Forcibly Return Rohingya Refugees

(New York) – The Indian government should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees to Burma, where they face persecution, Human Rights Watch said today. India should abide by its international legal obligations and protect the Rohingya – a Muslim minority predominate... Read more ►

August 15, 2017 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma

ND-Burma Update on the Human Rights Situation Finds Continued Impunity for Abuses

ND-Burma’s update (English Burmese) has found that grave human rights violations such as killings and torture are ongoing in conflict areas. Sadly, impunity for abuses continues to be the norm: all 24 cases recorded over the period January – June 2017 remain uninvestigat... Read more ►

August 15, 2017 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma

ND-Burma မွ ထုုတ္ျပန္သည့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေနာက္ဆံုုးအေျခအေန အစီရင္ခံစာအရ ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈမ်ား ရွိေသာ္လည္း အျပစ္ေပးအေရးယူမႈမွ ကင္းလြတ္ေနဆဲျဖစ္သည္

ND-Burma မွ ထုုတ္ျပန္သည့္ ေနာက္ဆံုုးအေျခအေနအစီရင္ခံစာအရ သတ္ျဖတ္မႈႏွင့္ ညွဥ္းပန္းႏွိပ္စက္မႈ ကဲ့သိုု႔ လ... Read more ►

August 11, 2017 • Author: The United Nations Population Fund

3.8 Million Homes Needed Immediately to Meet Myanmar’s Housing Requirements

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that an estimated 13.5 million people, a quarter of Myanmar’s population, live in housing that is made of materials that can deteriorate rapidly. 3.8 million homes – new or with improved roofing, walls and/or floors – are... Read more ►

August 11, 2017 • Author: The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Myanmar: UN Rights Expert Urges Restraint in Security Operation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

11 August 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the region. “This development, which reportedly took place yesterday,... Read more ►

August 9, 2017 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network and Kawthoolei Forestry Department

ကေဆာထယ္ – ဌာေနကရင္တိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးတို႕၏ေက်းရြာပိုင္ဘံုသစ္ေတာ ရုပ္သံမွတ္တမ္းဗြီဒီယိုမိတ္ ဆက္ျပသျခင္း

ရန္ကုန္၊ ျမန္မာ (၉၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ၊ ၂၀၁၇) – ယေန႕တြင္က်ေရာက္ေသာ ကမာၻ႕ဌာေနတိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးမ်ားေန႕ကို ေ... Read more ►

August 9, 2017 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network and Kawthoolei Forestry Department

Film screening of “The Kheshorter: Indigenous Karen’s Community Forest.”

YANGON, MYANMAR (9 AUGUST, 2017). To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) and the Kawthoolei Forestry Department (KFD) of the Karen National Union (KNU) are releasing a new documentary film ... Read more ►

August 9, 2017 • Author: International Federation for Human Rights

Burma: Drop Charges against Mandalay Farmers and Land Rights Defenders

(Bangkok-Geneva-Paris) Burmese authorities should immediately drop all charges filed against 11 farmers and two land rights defenders over a protest against land confiscation in Mandalay Region, the Observatory (FIDH and OMCT) said today. “Instead of prosecuting dispossess... Read more ►

August 8, 2017 • Author: 16 Kachin Civil Society Organizations

Press Release by Kachin Civil Society Organizations

Appeal for the immediate release of Kachin farmer Nlam Bawk Naw, arbitrarily arrested on the Ledo Road by the Burma Army on June 20, 2017 Kachin CSOs are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Kachin farmer Nlam Bawk Naw, who was arbitrarily arrested by Burma... Read more ►

August 7, 2017 • Author: Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

Maungdaw Investigation Commission’s Report is not Credible

Arakan Rohingya National Organsation (ARNO) strongly denounces and rejects the report, dated 6 August 2017, of the Maungdaw Investigation Commission headed by Myanmar Vice-President Myint Swe, a former military general. The report is “fundamentally flawed” and devoid of ... Read more ►

August 7, 2017 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

ASEAN MPs Call for Stronger Protections for Migrants and Refugees

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 August 2017 – ASEAN lawmakers urged regional governments today to do more to protect migrant workers and refugees, arguing that all members of the ASEAN community are entitled to basic rights and deserve to have their dignity and humanity respected. Members... Read more ►

August 7, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: National Commission Denies Atrocities

After ‘Inept Inquiry,’ Allow UN Fact-Finding Mission Unfettered Access (New York) – A Burmese government commission has dismissed allegations of serious human rights violations by security forces in Rakhine State without a credible basis, Human Rights Watch said today.... Read more ►

August 4, 2017 • Author: The United Nations Development Programme

Top UN Development Official Chooses Myanmar for His First Official Visit

Achim Steiner, Chair of the United Nations Development Group and Administrator of the UN Development Programme, will visit Myanmar from August 6 – 8. This will be Mr. Steiner’s first official visit to a programme country since he assumed his responsibilities as the top U... Read more ►

August 4, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Avoid Escalation of Violence after Spate of Killings in Rakhine State

Responding to mounting reports of violence in northern Rakhine State, including the deaths of Buddhist and Rohingya villagers in the last week, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific James Gomez said: “The alarming reports of attacks in north... Read more ►

August 3, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

UN: Myanmar’s Threat to Block Fact-Finding Mission

(Geneva) – The United Nations needs to insist on its ability to carry out a mandated fact-finding mission on Myanmar, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a series of questions and answers on the topic. In March 2017, the UN Human Rights Council established a fact... Read more ►