Progressive Voice - Press Releases (338 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

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September 11, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Ensure Aid Reaches Rohingya

(New York) – The United Nations, other multilateral organizations, and countries with influence should press the Burmese government to urgently allow humanitarian aid to reach ethnic Rohingya Muslims at risk in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. They... Read more ►

September 11, 2017 • Author: The White House Press Secretary

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Violence in Burma

The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in northern Rakhine State in Burma, where at least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on Burmese security posts on August 25.  We reiterate our condemnation of those attacks and ensuing ... Read more ►

September 11, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

UN: Burma Army Committing Ethnic Cleansing: UK Must Stop Training Programme

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has today described the military attacks against the Rohingya as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Since 25th August, more than 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in the face of... Read more ►

September 10, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: New Landmine Blasts Point to Deliberate Targeting of Rohingya

Two new landmine incidents today, including a blast blowing off a young man’s leg, bring to three the number of known sites where Myanmar authorities have mined border crossings used by Rohingya fleeing violence, Amnesty International said. A Bangladeshi farmer in his earl... Read more ►

September 10, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

157 Parliamentarians call on Government to suspend and review British Military Training Programs with Burmese Military

157 Parliamentarians call on Government to suspend and review British Military Training Programs with Burmese Military in light of violence against Rohingya Muslims. 157 Parliamentarians have called on the Government to suspend and review its military training programme of t... Read more ►

September 9, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Satellite Images Show Urban Destruction

(New York) – New satellite images show hundreds of buildings destroyed in primarily Rohingya Muslim urban areas in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Satellite photos taken on September 2, 2017, show 450 buildings destroyed by fire in the town of Maun... Read more ►

September 9, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar Army Landmines along Border with Bangladesh Pose Deadly Threat to Fleeing Rohingya

Myanmar’s security forces planted internationally banned antipersonnel landmines along its border with Bangladesh which have seriously injured at least three civilians, including two children, and reportedly killed one man in the past week, Amnesty International confirmed ... Read more ►

September 8, 2017 • Author: Kachin Women's Association-Thailand

Recent Defamation Case in Phakant Highlights Urgent Need to Bring the Burma Army Under Civilian Control

Since the founding of the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) on September 9, 1999, we have been working to promote and protect the rights of women and children in Kachin areas of Burma. Unfortunately, due to worsening Burma Army offensives and abuses, the rights of... Read more ►

September 8, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Rohingya Describe Military Atrocities

(New York, September 8, 2017) – Ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burmese security forces in Burma’s Rakhine State have described killings, shelling, and arson in their villages that have all the hallmarks of a campaign of “ethnic cleansing,” Human Rights Watch said to... Read more ►

September 7, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Who are the Rohingya and why are they fleeing Myanmar?

In recent weeks, around 150,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh, as a result of an unlawful and totally disproportionate military response to attacks by a Rohingya armed group. Here, Amnesty International explains this people’s plight, their state-sponsored per... Read more ►

September 7, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Burma Facing Biggest Human Rights Crisis in Decades – British Government Response Pathetic

Burma Campaign UK today warned that Burma is undergoing its biggest human rights crisis in decades, which has in turn created a major humanitarian crisis. However, unlike in the past, there has been virtually no corresponding international response. In just two weeks: Offic... Read more ►

September 7, 2017 • Author: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

‘Inclusivity, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Should be Core Business Values’

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) today published a briefing paper aimed to help companies combat discrimination in hiring practices and in the workplace. The paper describes discrimination in policy, law and practice against several groups in Myanmar who ar... Read more ►

September 6, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Official Response to Rakhine Crisis ‘Unconscionable’

The statement by Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s office, which claims that the government is defending all the people in Rakhine state “in the best possible way”, is unconscionable, Amnesty International said today. “This is a human rights and humanitarian cata... Read more ►

September 5, 2017 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Burma Human Rights Network Publishes Research Revealing State-led Persecution of Burma’s Muslim Minority

The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) conducted eight months of field work and more than 350 interviews. Testimony was collected from individuals in more than 46 towns and villages across the country, from Karen State in the east to Rakhine State in the west, and throughout ... Read more ►

September 5, 2017 • Author: U.S. Senator John McCain

SASC Chairman McCain Sends Letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Requesting Adherence to Human Rights Obligations

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to State Counsellor of Burma Daw Aung San Suu Kyi requesting adherence to human rights obligations in response to atrocities being committed by the Bur... Read more ►