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August 12, 2016 • Author: Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland

မြန်မာအစိုးရ၏ ပြုပြင်ပြောင်းလဲရေးများသည် တိုင်းရင်းသားဒေသများမှ နေရပ်စွန့်ခွာတိမ်းရှောင်ရမှု၏ အခြေခံ အကြောင်းတရားများကို ကိုင်တွယ်ဖြေရှင်းရမည်

ယေန႔ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၁၂ ရက္ေန႔ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕တြင္ ထုတ္ျပန္သည့္ ဘားမားလင့္ခ္၊ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင... Read more ►

August 8, 2016 • Author: 52 Worldwide Civil Society Organizations

Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allega... Read more ►

August 7, 2016 • Author: IFI Watch Myanmar

How Community-Driven is the World Bank’s CDD Project?

On August 26, the IFI Watch Myanmar is releasing its findings on the unreported realities in the National Community Driven Development Project or NCDDP. This report is intended to inform the project lender, the World Bank, and the government, the international community and ... Read more ►

August 4, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Release Rakhine Rights-Defender Khaing Myo Htun

(August 4, 2016, Yangon)— The Myanmar authorities should immediately release ethnic-Rakhine human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun and investigate allegations of human rights abuses by Myanmar Army soldiers against Rakhine civilians, Fortify Rights said today. Khaing Myo Ht... Read more ►

August 3, 2016 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Parliamentarians call for united front with civil society to fend off threats to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia

DILI, TIMOR-LESTE, 3 August 2016 — The future of democracy and human rights protection are under threat in Southeast Asia and parliamentarians and civil society from around the region will have to work together if they are to endure, lawmakers warned during a meeting with ... Read more ►

August 3, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar

KHRG is launching a thematic report focusing on women’s issues entitled: Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar. The aim of the report is to project the voices of women from southeast Myanmar which were collected by KHRG field rese... Read more ►

July 30, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Foundation of Monland

HURFOM conducts FDI study to halt exploitation and violation in Mon State

Today the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) releases ‘Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma’, a report focusing on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) coming into Mon State, Burma. This report will discuss the ... Read more ►

July 28, 2016 • Author: Global Witness

Myanmar government announces ground-breaking reforms of toxic jade business

Myanmar’s new government has announced a major shake up to licensing of its multi-billion dollar jade and gems business. This historic move follows work by Global Witness, Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and ... Read more ►

July 26, 2016 • Author: 40 Burma Border-based Civil Society Organizations

နယ်စပ်အခြေစိုက်အရပ်ဘက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းများမှ နိုင်ငံတော်၏ အတိုင်ပင်ခံပုဂ္ဂိုလ် ဒေါ်အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည် ထံသို့ အိတ်ဖွင့်ပေးစာ ပေးပို့ခြင်း

၂၀၁၆ ခုနှစ် ဇူလိုင်လ ၂၅ ရက် နေ့စွဲဖြင့် နယ်စပ်အခြေစိုက် အရပ်ဘက်အဖွဲ့အစည်း ၄၀ ဖွဲ့မှ ၎င်းတို့အား မူလ... Read more ►

July 20, 2016 • Author: United Nations Human Rights Council

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein: Zeid urges action to address serious rights violations against Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar

GENEVA (20 June 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday urged the new Government in Myanmar to take concrete steps to put an end to the systemic discrimination and ongoing human rights violations against minorities as he released a n... Read more ►

July 5, 2016 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide


Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), together with over ten other organisations working for human rights in Burma, today calls on the government of Burma to take urgent action to protect vulnerable religious minorities in the country, following two recent violent attacks on... Read more ►

July 5, 2016 • Author: 19 Civil Society Organizations

Myanmar: Investigate Destruction of Religious Buildings

Hold Perpetrators Accountable, Ensure Protection for Religious Minorities (Yangon, July 5, 2016) – The Government of Myanmar should conduct a formal investigation into the recent destruction of religious buildings in Kachin State and Bago Region, 19 nongovernmental organi... Read more ►

July 5, 2016 • Author: Ethnic Community Development Forum

New Report: Devolved Federal Governance Crucial to Protect Sustainable Customary Land Tenure Systems in Burma

‘Our Customary Lands,’ a report launched today by the Ethnic Community Development Forum “ECDF”, is calling on the government to protect and recognize ethnic customary land management systems through a new federal constitution and decentralized legal framework. The r... Read more ►

July 4, 2016 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

ASEAN MPs: Myanmar government must take action in response to anti-Muslim violence

JAKARTA, 4 July 2016 — Two recent attacks on mosques in Myanmar have again raised questions about the commitment of the Myanmar government to tackle rising anti-Muslim sentiment and the hate speech that fans it, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today. Th... Read more ►

July 1, 2016 • Author: United Nationalities Federal Council

Press Release by United Nationalities Federal Council

The UNFC Delegation for Political Negotiation led by Khu Oo Reh met with the government representatives led by Dr. Tin Myo Win, the 21st Century Panglong (the Union Peace Conference) Preparation Committee, on July 1, 2016 at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC... Read more ►