Progressive Voice - Press Releases (340 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

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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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 ►

September 4, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Rohingya Crisis: British Government Must Stop Training Burmese Military

Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government to immediately halt training programmes being provided for free to the Burmese military. Last year the British government spent more than £300,000 training the Burmese military, 67 percent of the spending comes from t... Read more ►

September 4, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Restrictions on International Aid Putting Thousands at Risk

The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign, Amnesty International said to... Read more ►

September 2, 2017 • Author: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Foreign Secretary calls for an end to violence in Rakhine

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gave a statement following the recent eruption of violence in Burma. The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said: Aung Sang Suu Kyi is rightly regarded as one of the most inspiring figures of our age but the treatment of the Rohingya is ala... Read more ►

September 2, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Satellite Images Show Massive Fire Destruction

(New York) – New satellite imagery shows several hundred buildings burned in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Imagery from the Rohingya Muslim village of Chein Khar Li in Rathedaung township shows 700 buildings burned, a near total destruction of the... Read more ►

September 2, 2017 • Author: Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation

Myanmar Needs to Immediately End Persecution Against Rohingya

The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) condemns all violence against Rohingya civilians that has been escalated since Friday, 25 August 2017. The IOM has estimated that more than 18,500 Rohingya refugee fled Myanmar towards Bangladesh, and more than 100 persons died in ... Read more ►

September 2, 2017 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Urgent: Help Needed for Over 30,000 Rohingya Trapped on Hillsides in Tha Win Chaung and Inn Din

2nd September 2017, London, United Kingdom – A group of displaced Rohingya believed to be larger than 30,000 people are reportedly stranded on a hill area around Tha Win Chaung and Inn Din townships in the most southern point of Maungdaw Township, bordering Rathedaung ... Read more ►

September 1, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: End Attacks in Rakhine State, Protect Civilians

(KUTUPALONG, September 1, 2017)—Myanmar state security forces should immediately end attacks on civilians and ensure the protection of those fleeing violence, Fortify Rights said today. Myanmar state security forces and local armed-residents committed mass killings of Rohi... Read more ►

September 1, 2017 • Author: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

Condemning Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, UN Chief Urges Restraint

1 September 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged restraint and calm in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, cautioning that the situation may otherwise lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-Genera... Read more ►

September 1, 2017 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Warning on the Use of Media and State Accounts to Inflame Rakhine Situation

1st September 2017, London, United Kingdom – The Burma Human Rights Network is monitoring events throughout Burma and in Burmese media with significant concern as Government outlets, local media and Burmese social media are taking major roles in destabilizing an alread... Read more ►

August 31, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Pressure Needed on Min Aung Hlaing to Halt Attacks on Rohingya Civilians

Burma Campaign UK today called on the international community to focus pressure on Commander in Chief Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military, to halt attacks against Rohingya civilians. “There is only one person in Burma who can order the soldiers to stop killing Ro... Read more ►

August 31, 2017 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Burma: CSW Calls for International Action on Rakhine State Following UN Security Council Discussion

The United Nations Security Council met on 30 August to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Burma. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for international action to tackle the crisis, including measures such as targeted sanctions and the suspension of... Read more ►

August 31, 2017 • Author: UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee.

Myanmar: Worsening Cycle of Violence in Rakhine Must be Broken Urgently, UN Expert Warns

GENEVA (31 August 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, affecting not just the Rakhine and Muslim populations but also other communities. Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are now r... Read more ►

August 30, 2017 • Author: International Organization for Migration

UN Migration Agency (IOM) Calls for Restraint, More Aid for Civilians Fleeing Myanmar

Geneva – UN Migration Agency (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing today called on all parties in Myanmar to exercise restraint following fresh violence in Rakhine State. He also appealed to the international community to provide more support for civilians fleei... Read more ►