Progressive Voice - Press Releases (250 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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July 17, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Drop Trumped-Up Charges Against Human Rights Defender Khaing Myo Htun

(YANGON, July 17, 2017)—Myanmar authorities should drop all charges against arbitrarily detained human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun and release him immediately and unconditionally, said Fortify Rights today. Sittwe Township Court is expected to hear the testimony of Kha... Read more ►

July 12, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Thailand: Drop Criminal Defamation Complaints against Myanmar Workers

Fourteen migrant workers face prison for speaking out (Bangkok, July 12, 2017)—Thai authorities and Thammakaset Company Limited should immediately drop criminal defamation complaints against 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who alleged serious labor rights violations, Forti... Read more ►

July 12, 2017 • Author: Refugees International

Refugees International Releases New Policy Brief on the Ongoing Abuses and Oppression against Rohingya in Myanmar

Washington, D.C. – Refugees International today released a policy brief on ongoing abuses and oppression against the Rohingya people in western Myanmar. The policy brief is a response to continuing violence against Rohingya and the Myanmar government’s refusal to end the... Read more ►

July 11, 2017 • Author: Earthrights International

Massive Police Force Traps Families Near Development Project in Myanmar

A group of 39 families in Thilawa, Myanmar is facing an aggressive land grab. A wall has been constructed around the homes of these families, cutting them off from surrounding areas, threatening their land rights and their livelihoods. The families, in partnership with lo... Read more ►

July 10, 2017 • Author: Ambassador Nikki Haley

Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Statement on Burma Blocking United Nations Human Rights Fact-Finding Mission

Recently, Burmese officials announced their government would deny visas to members of a human rights fact-finding mission, established by the Human Rights Council earlier this year, to investigate human rights violations committed by security forces in Burma. ‎ “No o... Read more ►

July 8, 2017 • Author: Reporters Without Borders

Burma Urged to Free Journalists, Amend Telecommunications Law

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the increase in media freedom violations in Burma and, in particular, reiterates its call for the unconditional release of three journalists who were arrested in the northeast on 26 June and the repeal of article 66(d) of... Read more ►

July 7, 2017 • Author: United Nations Information Centre

UN Expert to Visit Myanmar to Assess Rights Impact of Worsening Security Situation

GENEVA (7 July 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake her sixth information-gathering visit to the country from 10 to 21 July. Ms. Lee plans to visit Rakhine, Shan and Kayin States in addition ... Read more ►

July 6, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Thailand: Provide Legal Status, Protections for Refugees

(Bangkok, July 6, 2017)–The Government of Thailand should stop detaining and forcibly returning refugees to situations of potential harm, Fortify Right today. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi will meet Thai Prime Minister General Pra... Read more ►

July 6, 2017 • Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi renews call for solutions in Myanmar

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has concluded his first visit to Myanmar by appealing for inclusive and sustainable solutions to protracted displacement and statelessness. During his visit, Grandi travelled to Yangon, Naypyitaw as well as Sittwe and M... Read more ►

July 5, 2017 • Author: Department for International Development, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP

International Development Minister reaffirms UK commitment to Burma

Alistair Burt makes first overseas trip as International Development Minister to see how the UK is supporting the country. Alistair Burt has visited Burma on his initial trip as International Development Minister to see first-hand how the UK is supporting Burma to become a ... Read more ►

July 3, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Investigate Torture, Death of Ethnic Ta’ang Civilians in Shan State

(YANGON, July 3, 2017) – Myanmar Army soldiers arbitrarily detained and tortured dozens of civilians from a village in northern Shan State last week, said Fortify Rights today. Residents of the village later found the dead body of one of the men who had been taken by the m... Read more ►

June 30, 2017 • Author: United Nations Fund for Population Activities

Census Report: Half a Million Young People cannot Read or Write

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that while youth literacy in Myanmar is relatively high at 94 per cent, this still means that more than half a million young people cannot read or write. This is primarily due to low school attendance. Almost half a... Read more ►

June 29, 2017 • Author: Shan State Farmers’ Network (Nam Ma)

600 villagers hold forest blessing ceremony to oppose coal mining in Nam Ma

On June 23, 2017, about 600 people from over 30 villages gathered in Nam Ma village tract, Hsipaw township, northern Shan State, to hold a religious ceremony to bless the forest and call for a stop to coal mining in the area. The ceremony, led by fifteen monks, was held at t... Read more ►

June 29, 2017 • Author: Reporters Without Borders

Burma : Three Journalists Jailed after Covering illegal Armed Group’s Event

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of three journalists who were arrested after covering an event organized by an illegal armed group, and urges the authorities to drop the charges brought against them under the draconian Unlawful Associations Act. ... Read more ►

June 29, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Drop Charges Against 3 Journalists

(Bangkok) – Burmese authorities should immediately drop charges against three journalists for news gathering at a public event organized by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 26, 2017, the Burmese mil... Read more ►