Progressive Voice - Press Releases (253 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 www.burmapartnership.org

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္ http://www.burmapartnership.org/  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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November 2, 2016 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Ban Ki-moon urged to act on humanitarian restrictions in Rakhine State

More than 500 Burma Campaign UK supporters have written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to personally lead efforts to persuade the government and military in Burma to lift all humanitarian aid restrictions in Rakhine State. The restrictions mainly target the e... Read more ►

October 31, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Satellite Images Show Fire-Damaged Villages

(Rangoon, October 31, 2016) – New satellite imagery shows evident fire-related destruction in at least three villages in Burma’s northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burmese government should urgently allow the United Nations to assist in invest... Read more ►

October 28, 2016 • Author: International Federation for Human Rights and Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

Burma: Five years on, still no investigation into Sumlut Roi Ja’s enforced disappearance

Paris, Bangkok, 28 October 2016: Burma’s government must launch a thorough, independent, and impartial investigation into the disappearance of Sumlut Roi Ja and sign and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPP... Read more ►

October 28, 2016 • Author: Amnesty International

Authorities must investigate security forces as reports of Rakhine abuses mount

Amnesty International is calling for an prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the conduct of Myanmar’s security forces in the restive Rakhine state for human rights violations committed during ongoing security operations in the region. The organization has rec... Read more ►

October 28, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Invite UN to Assist Rakhine Inquiry

Impartial Investigation Into Abuses by All Sides Necessary (New York, October 28, 2016) – The Burmese government should invite the United Nations to participate in a thorough and impartial investigation into deadly attacks on police and subsequent allegations of summary ki... Read more ►

October 28, 2016 • Author: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Myanmar/Yanghee Lee

International community must not lose sight of Myanmar challenges, UN expert warns

NEW YORK / GENEVA (28 October 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has issued a strong call to the international community not to forget about the remaining human rights challenges in the country. “Significant steps forwa... Read more ►

October 27, 2016 • Author: Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK

International action needed as Rohingya face executions, rape, mass arrests and starvation

As the Rohingya of Burma face the worst human rights and humanitarian crisis in decades, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK calls on governments, ASEAN and the United Nations to act now to prevent further violations of international law and mass starvation as a result of human... Read more ►

October 27, 2016 • Author: Lahu National Development Organisation

Lahu report exposes Burma Army’s strategic reliance on the drug trade in the Golden Triangle

A new report by the Lahu National Development Organisation (LNDO) exposes the Burma Army’s reliance on the drug trade to subsidize its expanding militia forces in eastern Shan State. The report, “Naypyidaw’s drug addiction,” based on unique access to ground sources, ... Read more ►

October 26, 2016 • Author: International Federation for Human Rights and Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

Government inaction shows unwillingness to address Rohingya issues

(Paris, Bangkok) More than six months after taking power, Burma’s new government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party, has failed to adequately address the long-standing discriminatory and abusive practices against Rohingya in Rakhine Stat... Read more ►

October 25, 2016 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Credible Reports of Burmese Soldiers Gang Raping Rohingya Women In Maungdaw

The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) is extremely concerned as reports are emerging of Burmese soldiers raping Rohingya women in Maungdaw as part of a crackdown on the city in response to an attack on the border police earlier in the month. At least ten cases of rape agains... Read more ►

October 24, 2016 • Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN experts urge Myanmar to address serious violations of human rights in northern Rakhine State

GENEVA (24 October 2016) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Myanmar to address the growing reports of human rights violations in northern Rakhine State following the attacks on 9 October 2016 by armed individuals against three Bo... Read more ►

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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