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August 25, 2016 • Author: United Nationalities Federal Council

Statement on Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong First Meeting

1. The UNFC emergency meeting (Extended) was held from August 24 to 25, 2016 and it reviewed and discussed on the various political situations, including the current peace process. 2. Reports were submitted on the outcomes of the meeting between the UNFC Delegation for Poli... Read more ►

August 22, 2016 • Author: ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples' Forum

Expanding People’ Solidarity for a Just and Inclusive ASEAN Community

Moving forward the regional solidarity agenda, more than 800 representatives1 from ASEAN and non-ASEAN civil society and partner organisations are gathered in Timor Leste at the 11th ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ forum (ACSC/APF) 2016, titled “Expanding ... Read more ►

August 18, 2016 • Author: Joint Action Committee for Democracy in Burma

၂၁ ရာစုပင်လုံညီလာခံ၊ ပြည်ထောင်စုငြိမ်းချမ်းရေးညီလာခံနှင့် ပက်သက်၍သဘောထားထုတ်ပြန်ချက်

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ အမျိုးသားဒီမိုကရေစီအဖွဲ့ချုပ် အစိုးရက ဦးစီးကျင်းပမည့် ၂၁ ရာစုပင်လုံညီလာခံအား ကျွ... Read more ►

August 18, 2016 • Author: Save the Salween Network

Statement of concern regarding launch of IFC’s Hydropower Developers’ Working Group for Myanmar

Save the Salween Network would like to raise serious concerns about the forum being held by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Yangon today to launch a new Hydropower Developers’ Working Group (HDWG) for Myanmar. Worryingly, the establishment of the HDWG, with ... Read more ►

August 17, 2016 • Author: 26 Shan Community Groups

Open letter from 26 Shan community groups to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to cancel Salween dams

To: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister, We are writing to express our great concern at your government’s announcement on August 12 that you will proceed with hydropower dams on the Salween river, as the best option to meet Burma’s energy needs. T... Read more ►

August 16, 2016 • Author: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)

Statement – Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma): Month in Review (July 2016)

This month 129 sentences were handed down for political reasons, including fines given to 105 farmers for staging a plowing protest. Four political prisoners were released from prison, and a further 110 people, including the aforementioned farmers completed their sentence or... Read more ►

July 25, 2016 • Author: 40 Burma Border-based Civil Society Organizations

နယ်စပ်အခြေစိုက် အရပ်ဘက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းများအား မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ဖက်ဒရယ် ဒီမိုကရေစီ အသွင်ကူးပြောင်းမှုနှင့် တိုင်းပြည်တည်ဆောက်ရေးလ...

သို့ ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည် နိုင်ငံတော်၏ အတိုင်ပင်ခံပုဂ္ဂိုလ် ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် &n... Read more ►

July 6, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Commentary: Committing to Women’s Rights During Burma’s Peace Process

Last week in Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, the Ta-ang Women’s Organization had to cancel the launch of a report because the authorities deemed its subject matter too sensitive. The report, “Trained to Torture,” documents Burmese military abuses perpetrated sin... Read more ►

July 5, 2016 • Author: 19 Civil Society Organizations

End Impunity: A Call for Accountability for Crimes against Religious Minorities in Myanmar

On June 23, a violent group of people destroyed a mosque in Thaye Thamain village, Bago Region, and on July 1, a similar mob of people destroyed a Muslim prayer hall in Lone Khin village, Kachin State. In each of these cases, the authorities have failed to hold perpetrators ... Read more ►

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 ►