Progressive Voice - Press Releases (341 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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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 ►

September 27, 2016 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

BURMA: CSW Urges Rakhine State Government to Halt Plans to Demolish Rohingya Mosques

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today calls on the Rakhine (Arakhan) State Government, Burma, to halt plans to demolish more than 3,000 buildings associated with the Rohingya population on the pretext that they have been built illegally. This includes 12 mosques and 35 ... Read more ►

September 26, 2016 • Author: United Nationalities Federal Council

နိုင်ငံရေးဆိုင်ရာ ညှိနှိုင်းဆွေးနွေးရေး ကိုယ်စားလှယ်အဖွဲ့ Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) သတင်းထုတ်ပြန်ချက်

၁။ ၂၀၁၆ ခုနှစ်၊ စက်တင်ဘာလ (၂၅) ရက်နေ့တွင် UNFC ၏ နိုင်ငံရေးဆိုင်ရာညှိနှိုင်းဆွေးနွေးရေး ကိုယ်စားလှယ်အ... Read more ►

September 25, 2016 • Author: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners

AAPP launches report entitled ‘Prison Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has today – 25 September 2016 – published a report entitled ‘Prisons Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’. The report will be available on AAPP’s website in English and Burmese. The repor... Read more ►

September 23, 2016 • Author: 11 Rohingya Organizations

Stop Plands to Demolish Mosques, Madrasas and Rohingyas’ Houses

We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemned the Arakan (Rakhine) State government’s plans to demolish more than 3000 Rohingyas’ buildings, including 12 mosques and 35 madrasas, in the townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung, under the pretext of illegal constructi... Read more ►

September 19, 2016 • Author: Members and Observers of the European Burma Network

EU Must Continue UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma

Statement by members and observers of the European Burma Network We are concerned by information we have received that the European Union has decided not to go ahead with a resolution on human rights in Burma at the current session of the UN General Assembly. Only one of the... Read more ►

September 15, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

U.S.: Lifting Sanctions on Myanmar Puts Human Rights Progress At Risk

YANGON, September 15, 2016)—A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on Myanmar could pose a threat to peace, the democratic transition, and the protection of human rights in the country, Fortify Rights said today. An Executive Order must b... Read more ►