Progressive Voice - Press Releases (338 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

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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September 19, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi “burying her head in the sand” about Rakhine Horrors

Reacting to today’s speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader, on the crisis in Rakhine State, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: “Aung San Suu Kyi today demonstrated that ... Read more ►

September 18, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

UN: Myanmar Rohingya Exodus Exposes Abject Failure of World Leaders to Deliver Solution to Refugee Crisis

More Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in the space of three weeks than the total number of refugees who fled by sea to Europe in 2016 Worldwide situation goes from bad to worse as rich countries fail to do their part in addressing the refugee crisis, leaving poorer... Read more ►

September 17, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Targeted Sanctions, Arms Embargo Needed

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, Human Rights Watch said today. Since August 25, 2017, af... Read more ►

September 16, 2017 • Author: 19 Rohingya Organisations Worldwide

ICC declines to protect Stateless Rohingya from Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

We the undersigned organisations would like to stress that, with the initiative of the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO), the Rohingya Intellectual Community Association of Australia filed through their Counsel, a communication with the International Criminal Cour... Read more ►

September 15, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Military Torches Homes Near Border

(Dhaka, September 15, 2017) – The Burmese military is deliberately burning ethnic Rohingya villages near the Bangladesh border, Human Rights Watch said today. Such acts of arson, after forcing residents to leave their villages, appear central to the Burmese military’s et... Read more ►

September 14, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Scorched-Earth Campaign Fuels Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya from Rakhine State

More than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 August More than 370,000 Rohingya fled across border in less than three weeks Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic  Amnesty International can reveal new evidence pointing to a mas... Read more ►

September 13, 2017 • Author: Doctor Without Borders

MSF Statement Regarding the Humanitarian Crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar

While increasing numbers of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, those who remain in Rakhine State have virtually no access to humanitarian assistance. Wild accusations leveled against aid agencies and restrictive measures imposed on them by Myanmar’s autho... Read more ►

September 13, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

1971 All Over Again

While in Bangladesh to monitor the seemingly endless stream of Rohingya refugees crossing the border from Myanmar, I heard many comparisons. Colleagues I worked with in the former Yugoslavia likened the scenes to Srebrenica, to Sarajevo, to Kosovo. Another colleague said the... Read more ►

September 12, 2017 • Author: 85 Myanmar Civil Society Organizations

Burma/Myanmar Civil Society Urges US Congress Not to Deepen Military-to-Military Ties

Yangon, 12 September, 2017 – 85 Burma/Myanmar civil society and human rights organizations in an open letter today call on the United States Congress not to approve an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would fully normalize military relations ... Read more ►

September 12, 2017 • Author: 85 Myanmar Civil Society Organizations

ျမန္မာအရပ္ဘက္လူထုအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားမွ အေမရိကန္ ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ စစ္တပ္ခ်င္းပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္ေရးအား အတည္မျပဳရန္ အေမရိကန္ျပည္ေထာင္စု ေအာက္လႊတ္ေတာ္ကုိ တုိက္တြန္း

ယေန႔ထုတ္ျပန္ေပးပုိ႔ေသာ အိတ္ဖြင့္ေပးစာတြင္ အေမရိကန္ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတုိ႔ၾကား စစ္တပ္ခ်င္း ပူးေပ... Read more ►

September 12, 2017 • Author: Inclusive Development International and Taka Paw

National Human Rights Commission of Thailand Holds Initial Hearing for Ban Chaung Coal Mine Project

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand held an initial hearing on 11st September 2017 regarding community complaint against the Ban Chaung Coal Mine, located in the Thanintharyi Region of Myanmar. Representatives of indigenous Karen communities filed a complaint wi... Read more ►

September 12, 2017 • Author: U.S. Senator John McCain

SASC Chairman John McCAIN Seeks to Remove Burma Military Cooperation From NDAA

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on his plan to remove language from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) that would expand military c... Read more ►

September 12, 2017 • Author: House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)

Chairman Crowley, Rep. Chabot Call for Suspension of Military Training in Burma

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) issued the following statement on the violence in Burma: “We are horrified by the ongoing situation in the Rakhine State, Burma. In particular, with hundreds of... Read more ►

September 11, 2017 • Author: International Commission of Jurists

Myanmar: Rakhine State Crisis Demands Full Government Commitment to Protecting Human Rights of All

The Government of Myanmar must do everything in its power to respect and protect human rights during military operations in northern Rakhine State, said the ICJ today. These military operations have reportedly resulted in widespread unlawful killing and the displacement of ... Read more ►

September 11, 2017 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Indonesian MPs Join Across Party Lines to Call for Immediate Action to Halt Atrocities in Rakhine State

JAKARTA, 11 September 2017 — Indonesian lawmakers from multiple parties issued a joint call from the halls of Parliament today for an immediate end to atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, urging their own government to do more to help resolve the crisis, including by e... Read more ►