Progressive Voice - Press Releases (227 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 21, 2016 • Author: 16 Rohingya Organisations

The Urgency of the Current Humanitarian Situation in Northern Arakan

After attacks on police posts, on 9 October, allegedly by unknown Rohingya fighters, Myanmar authorities have disproportionally militarized Northern Arakan/Rakhine state raising a false alarm and creating human tragedies aim at destroying the Rohingya population. The siege a... Read more ►

October 21, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State

(Rangoon, October 21, 2016) – The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off assistance... Read more ►

October 20, 2016 • Author: International Human Rights Clinic

Alleged abuses against civilians in non-ceasefire areas may constitute violations of Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

(Cambridge, MA, October 20, 2016)–  Reported abuses of civilians in non-ceasefire areas by the Myanmar military and other signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) would, if verified, constitute violations of key civilian protection provisions established by... Read more ►

October 20, 2016 • Author: United League of Arakan/Arakan Army

United League of Arakan/Arakan Army Statement

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October 20, 2016 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Lift restrictions immediately on humanitarian aid

The Myanmar government must urgently lift restrictions that are preventing access to humanitarian aid in Rakhine and Kachin states, Amnesty International said today. The intensification of the conflict in Kachin State, and the eruption of violence in northern Rakhine State, ... Read more ►

October 18, 2016 • Author: Civil Rights Defenders

Myanmar: Release Detained Interfaith Activists

(October 18, 2016, Mandalay) – Myanmar authorities should release from prison and reverse all charges against interfaith activists Zaw Zaw Latt and Pwint Phyu Latt who have been held in detention since their respective arrests on July 14 and July 19, 2015, the Seagull and ... Read more ►

October 17, 2016 • Author: Charles Cardinal Bo

“End all Conflicts in Myanmar, Return to Negotiations” An Earnest Appeal to All

Myanmar shone like a city set on a mountain top just a few months ago. For the first time in 50 years all the parties in conflict – state and non-state, politicians and civil society member gathered together for the 21st Century Panglong peace conference.  The world ... Read more ►

October 12, 2016 • Author: Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights: Myanmar’s Rohingya Continue to Suffer Systematic Extortion, Abuse

Report from Physicians for Human Rights Shows Severe Persecution Contributes to Cycle of Poverty and Despair Among Rohingya Minority Despite significant advances in Myanmar, minority groups in the Southeast Asian country continue to face systematic and pervasive human rights... Read more ►

October 12, 2016 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Arbitrary executions in Rakhine State must be investigated

Burma Campaign UK calls on the NLD-led government in Burma to establish an independent investigation into who is behind the killings of police officers in Rakhine State on October 9th, and into the subsequent killings of Rohingya villagers in the following days. The families... Read more ►

October 12, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Protect Civilians in Rakhine State, Investigate Fatal Shootings

Extrajudicial Killings and Abuses Undercut Security in Rakhine State (YANGON, October 12, 2016)—The government of Myanmar should protect civilians and respect human rights in responding to recent deadly attacks against police by unknown assailants near the Myanmar-Banglade... Read more ►

October 7, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Release Prisoners Arbitrarily Detained Under Now-Defunct Law

(YANGON, October 7, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately release prisoners convicted under the now-defunct 1950 Emergency Provisions Act and drop charges against those facing trial for alleged violations of the Act, Fortify Rights said today. Myanmar authorit... Read more ►

October 5, 2016 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Displaced Muslims barred from returning home in Meikhtila following pressure from extremist group

Displaced Muslims in the town of Meikhtila, Mandalay Division, Burma, were prevented from returning to their homes this week following objections from the extremist Buddhist-ultra-nationalist group, the Association for Protection of Race and Religion, better known by it̵... Read more ►

October 4, 2016 • Author: Kachin National Organisation

Kachin National Organization calls United Nations to investigate crimes against humanity and intervene military offensive against Kachin people

Today, the Kachin National Organisation urgently calls for the UN to investigate the Crimes Against Humanity and intervene military offensive against Kachin people of Northern Burma. We ask them to protect innocent civilians and prevent further destruction. The Burma Army tr... Read more ►

September 29, 2016 • Author: Karen Rivers Watch

Burma Army’s actions in Karen State threaten to expand fighting, endangering peace process and displaced people’s return

YANGON, MYANMAR (Sept. 29, 2016) — A continued Burma military offensive into the contested Hat Gyi dam area threatens to ignite fighting with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and imperils a 4-year-old ceasefire, says Karen Rivers Watch. The latest news on the grou... Read more ►

September 28, 2016 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

New film: Shan State’s unique “Thousand Islands” under threat from Salween dam plans

A new documentary film launched today reveals the unique natural beauty of the “Thousand Island” area along the Pang River tributary of the Salween, currently threatened by plans to build the giant Mong Ton dam in southern Shan State. The film, “Drowning a Thousand Isl... Read more ►