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March 9, 2017 • Author: United States Institute of Peace

China and Myanmar’s Peace Process

For multiple historical, ethnic, geographic, political, and economic reasons, China has been and will remain an integral player in Myanmar’s internal peace process, particularly regarding the ethnic armed groups in northern Myanmar. Informed by numerous interviews in both ... Read more ►

March 8, 2017 • Author: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Myanmar: Northern Rakhine Flash Update No. 1 (as of 8 March 2017)

Highlights Latest estimates indicate that about 94,000 people remain displaced (either in Bangladesh or within northern Rakhine) as a result of the 9 October attacks and subsequent security operations. Humanitarian organizations in Bangladesh estimate that over 74,000 peopl... Read more ►

March 8, 2017 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

Urgent Humanitarian Situation Update in Northern Shan State

Fighting erupted on early 6th March at Laukai area of Kokang self-administered zone of Northern Shan State in Myanamr between Government Armed Forces and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA). In the recent conflict, about 20 civilian and combatant causalities we... Read more ►

March 7, 2017 • Author: Karenni National Women's Organization

ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျဖစ္စဥ္အတြက္ ကရင္နီျပည္နယ္ရွိ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ား၏ အသံ၊ ရႈေထာင့္မွ မူ၀ါဒအႀကံျပဳခ်က္စာတမ္း

ျပည္ေထာင္စုုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ေဆြးေႏြးမႈပူးတြေဲကာ္မတီ (Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee – UPDJC) မွ ေဆြးေႏြးညွိိႏိႈင္းမႈျဖင... Read more ►

March 7, 2017 • Author: Karenni National Women's Organization

The Report on the Process of Collecting the Voices of Karenni Women and Policy Brief for Peace Process

In August 2016, the Karenni National Women’s Organization (KNWO) conducted awareness training for its own staff and partners to promote women’s participation in the peace process. After the training, KNWO staff and partners went to 7 townships within Karenni State and co... Read more ►

March 6, 2017 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Village Leader of Nam Ma Coal Mining Area Shot Dead by Unknown Assailants

The village tract secretary of Nam Ma coal mining area in Hsipaw township, was shot dead by unknown assailants near his farm on February 26, 2017, causing shock and fear among fellow villagers. The secretary, Lung Jarm Phe, aged 57, from Na Koon village, Nam Ma tract, was sh... Read more ►

March 3, 2017 • Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Evidence for Enhancing Resilience to Opium Poppy Cultivation in Shan State, Myanmar

In 2016, the annual village survey was conducted in591 villages in Shan state, the main opium poppy cultivating area in Myanmar. An independent area estimation was not part of the survey this year; however, UNODC expanded largely on the socio-economic analysis of opium culti... Read more ►

February 28, 2017 • Author: Transnational Institute

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးျပသာနာမ်ားကုိ ကိုင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္းျခင္း – အေျပာင္းအလဲျပဳလုပ္ရန္ အေရးယူေဆာင္ရြက္ႏိုင္သည့္ အဓိကနယ္ပယ္က႑ (၅) ခု

ျမန္မာႏိုိင္ငံ၏ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးေရးရာ မူ၀ါဒမ်ားသည္ေခတ္အေျခအေနႏွင့္ ကုိက္ညီျခင္းမရွိေတာ့သျဖင့္ ႏုိင... Read more ►

February 28, 2017 • Author: Transnational Institute

Addressing Drug Problems in Myanmar

This policy briefing was drafted by a group of local and international organisations with indepth knowledge and extensive experience of drug-related issues in Myanmar. It is structured around a set of five strategic interventions, each of which comes with concrete recommen... Read more ►

February 27, 2017 • Author: Kaladan Press Network

Witness to Horror: Rohingya Women Speak Out About Myanmar Army Rape and Other Atrocities in Maungdaw

This report comprises testimony of twenty-one Rohingya women who have fled to Bangladesh to escape Myanmar Army “clearance operations” in Maungdaw since October 9, 2016. The women, from nine villages targeted during the operations, share similar experiences of how large ... Read more ►

February 27, 2017 • Author: International Commission of Jurists

Special Economic Zones in Myanmar and the State Duty to Protect Human rights

Myanmar’s 2014 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Law does not conform to the State’s international law obligations to protect human rights. The legal framework for SEZs in Myanmar does not establish clear procedures and lines of responsibility and accountability. This has con... Read more ►

February 23, 2017 • Author: Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ၏ သဘာဝသယံဇာတ ပုိင္ဆုိင္မႈ၊စီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈ၊ဝင္ေငြခြဲေဝမႈႏွင့္ အက်ဳိးသက္ေရာက္မႈ အစီရင္ခံစာ

၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္ ေဖေဖာ္၀ါရီလ(၂၃)တြင္  တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးမ်ားေရးရာစင္တာ ( ျပည္ေထာင္စု ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ) Ethni... Read more ►

February 22, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Now

Miki House and Wacoal Should Take Effective Action to Improve Working Conditions in Their Supplier Sewing Factories in Myanmar

Human Rights Now, an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo, has been sending staff to Myanmar since August 2016 and has investigated working conditions in sewing factories there in cooperation with the NGO, Action Labor Rights. In the course of these investigations, ... Read more ►

February 22, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17 (Burmese)

အရပ္္သားအမ်ားစုု ပါဝင္ေသာ အစိုုးရအဖြဲ႔တစ္ရပ္ ဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနမ်ား ထူးထ... Read more ►

February 22, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17 (English)

The formation of a new civilian-led government did not lead to significant improvements in the human rights situation. The persecuted Rohingya minority faced increased violence and discrimination. Religious intolerance and anti-Muslim sentiment intensified. Fighting between ... Read more ►