Progressive Voice - Resources (211 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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October 20, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Ongoing militarisation in southeast Myanmar

Since 1949 different Karen ethnic armed groups have been fighting against the Myanmar government’s army (Tatmadaw). Arguably it is the world’s longest-running civil war. In 2011, former President Thein Sein opened the door for ethnic groups to negotiate peace with the go... Read more ►

October 19, 2016 • Author: International Crisis Group

Myanmar’s Peace Process: Getting to a Political Dialogue

I. Overview The current government term may be the best chance for a negotiated political settlement to almost 70 years of armed conflict that has devastated the lives of minority communities and held back Myanmar as a whole. Aung San Suu Kyi and her administration have made... Read more ►

October 19, 2016 • Author: Lahpai Seng Raw/The Transnational Institute

Myanmar: The Dilemma of Ceasefires but No Peace

“Do not put your trust in man. Rather, trust the constitution that we will be drafting.” These were the very words that Bogyoke Aung San used to address the deep mistrust expressed by Shan, Kachin and Chin representatives about certain ethnic Bamar leaders when ... Read more ►

October 18, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Hpa-an Field Report: Continued difficulties under ceasefire, January to December 2015

This Field Report includes information submitted by KHRG researchers describing events occurring in Hpa-an District between January and December 2015. It describes different human rights violations and other issues which are important to the local community, including educat... Read more ►

October 18, 2016 • Author: Physicians for Human Rights

Where There is Police, There is Persecution Government Security Forces and Human Rights Abuses in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State

In Rakhine State, in western Myanmar, the government has committed human rights violations against the population for decades, including forced evictions, arbitrary detention, restrictions on freedom of movement, denial of the right to citizenship, and discrimination in acce... Read more ►

October 17, 2016 • Author: Pietje Vervest/The Transnational Institute

Investment protection treaties endanger democratic reform and peace initiatives in Myanmar

In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar’s nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic. Following a reform process initiated by the previous mili... Read more ►

October 14, 2016 • Author: Kachin Joint Strategy Team

Urgent Requests: Concerns and Requests Related to the Humanitarian Situation in Kachin and Northern Shan States, Myanmar

The armed conflict between the Government of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) has displaced over 120,000 civilians to 167 camps across Kachin and Northern Shan States. As of August 2016, multiple peace process negotiations are yet to bring any concrete ... Read more ►

October 12, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Burma Army provokes fighting with Shan NCA signatory, shells civilian areas, displacing 2,000 in Mong Kung

SHRF condemns the Burma Army’s provocation of fighting with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) in Mong Kung, central Shan State, despite the RCSS/SSA signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting has involved shelling of civilian ar... Read more ►

October 4, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Burma Army Offensive in Waingmaw Township Continues

September Clash Account (Kachin State and Northern Shan State) Clashes – 61 Burma Army Jet (Attack) – 2 Burma Army Jet (Recon) – 13 Burma Army Helo (Attack) – 3 Burma Army Helo (Recon) – 5 Burma Army Killed – 12 Burma Army Wounded – 10 Kachin Independence Army ... Read more ►

September 29, 2016 • Author: Karen Rivers Watch

Karen State September 2016 Conflict: The Real Motivations Behind Renewed War

While the Burmese government and Karen leaders are holding historic peace talks in Naypyidaw, the Burma Army and its Border Guard Force (BGF) wages war in Karen State to expand its control over Karen territories, in order to push for an environmentally and socially destructi... Read more ►

September 28, 2016 • Author: Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland

Ann Din Coal Power Plant: Local Movement and Action to Preserve and Protect Natural Resources and Land: Mon IDP Report Case Study #4

The following case study is from the joint report “Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma” by Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Burma Link, and Burma Partnership, which was launched in a press conference in Rangoon on August 12th and ... Read more ►

September 26, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

JSMK Update: Treating More than One Problem

Treating More than One Problem When Naw PSN (40 years old) arrived at JSMK she complained of fever, diarrhea, vomiting and weakness. A week before coming she miscarried her 4-month pregnancy and bled heavily. She looked tired and sick.... Read more ►

September 26, 2016 • Author: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners

“Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform” Report

As Burma emerges from decades of authoritarian rule and international isolation, the issue of human rights and human rights abuses has been of large concern to many actors involved. Holding those accountable for crimes committed in the past has been at the forefront for many... Read more ►

September 26, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Hpa-an Situation Update: Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, March to May 2016

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, Hpa-an District between March and May 2016, including the building of stupas, road construction, taxation and healthcare. In April 2016 Sayadaw U Thuzana instructed his followers to bui... Read more ►

September 19, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Burma Army and Proxy Army Send IDP’s Running in Hpa-An district, Karen State

4,000 ethnic Karen were sent running from their homes by a sudden surge in violence in the Karen State. Burma Army-proxy Border Guard Force (BGF) attacked a faction of the DKBA or the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army. The fighting occurred along a stretch of the Mae Tha Waw ro... Read more ►