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July 4, 2016 • Author: Amnesty International

Oral statement by Amnesty International, the Women Peace Network-Arakan and The Arakan Project in light of the review of Myanmar’s fourth and fifth combined report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Chairperson, Honourable Committee members, Amnesty International, the Women Peace Network-Arakan and The Arakan Project welcome the opportunity to address the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and to raise our concerns regarding the situation of... Read more ►

July 1, 2016 • Author: UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee

End of mission statement by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

I have just concluded my fourth official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I would like to thank the Government of Myanmar for its invitation and for granting me an extended visit of twelve days. This has not only allowed... Read more ►

June 27, 2016 • Author: Ta'ang Women's Organization

Statement on TWO’s Cancelled Press Conference

Unofficial translated summary of the statement by Ta’ang Women’s Organization. Original in Burmese below. Translation provided by Burma Partnership. The Ta’ang Women’s Organization (TWO) was preparing to launch their latest report, “Trained to Torture,” o... Read more ►

June 26, 2016 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation, Asia Justice and Rights, Ta'ang Women's OrganizationBurma and Wimutti Volunteer Group

Joint Statement: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The Network for Human Rights-Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), Wimutti Volunteer Group (WVG), Ta’ang Women Organisation (TWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for acknowledgment and rehabilitation of torture survivors. ND-Burma, WVG and TWO, AJAR are jointly or... Read more ►

June 26, 2016 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma

ND-Burma Calls for an End to Torture on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Today, June 26, is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. ND-Burma expresses our solidarity with and support for the hundreds of thousands of victims of torture and their families throughout the world. On this day, we feel it is important to bring light to the t... Read more ►

June 23, 2016 • Author: 142 Civil Society Organizations

တကၠသိုလ္ေက်ာင္းသား ဂြမ္ဆိုင္းေအာင္အား၊ အစိုးရစစ္တပ္၏ တပ္သားတစ္ဦးမွ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ျမစ္ၾကီးနားျမိဳ႕တြင္း၌ ပစ္ခတ္သတ္ျဖတ္ျခင...

ျမစ္ၾကီးနားျမိဳ႕၊ ကၽြန္းပင္သာရပ္ကြက္၊ အိမ္အမွတ္(၁/၁၀၇)တြင္ေနထိုင္ေသာ (ဘ)ဦးေဂ၀ါႏွင့္ (မိ)ေဒၚလေထာ္နန... Read more ►

June 20, 2016 • Author: Karen Women's Organisation

KWO Message for World Refugee Day

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June 16, 2016 • Author: Women's League of Burma

Ongoing Tatmadaw Offensives and Impunity for War Crimes Undermine New Panglong Peace Initiative

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is seriously concerned at the Tatmadaw’s recent new offensives and ongoing impunity for war crimes, which are undermining the government’s new peace initiatives. Since the new government took office in late March, the Tatmadaw has rein... Read more ►

June 9, 2016 • Author: 130 Solidarity Organizations Worldwide

Five Years of War: A Call for Peace, Justice, and Accountability in Myanmar

Although much of the world has expressed excitement over Myanmar’s political transition, communities throughout Kachin and northern Shan states have been living with severe human rights abuses and displacement for the last five years. Since 2011, renewed armed conflict bet... Read more ►

June 9, 2016 • Author: Ta'ang Women's Organization

TWO’s Statement on Killing of Innocent Villagers by RCSS

TWO condemns the RCSS for laying a landmine that killed one villager, and for arresting and killing two villagers in Namkham on June 1-3, 2016. On June 1, 2016, a villager from Kyuu Sai village, Namkham township, northern Shan State stepped on a mine and died immediately. 22... Read more ►