Progressive Voice - Press Releases (227 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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March 24, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Fact-finding Mission Welcome, Urgently Needed, Overdue

An internationally mandated fact-finding mission to look at human rights violations in Myanmar is welcome, urgently needed and long overdue, Amnesty International said today. “The announcement of an independent international fact-finding mission to look into human rights v... Read more ►

March 24, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: U.N. Orders Vital Inquiry into Severe Rights Violations

Accountability Needed for Gross Violations in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan States After weeks of negotiations, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a landmark resolution today ordering an independent, international fact-finding mission into allegations of human rights... Read more ►

March 24, 2017 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Burma: UN Establishes Human Rights Investigation in Rakhine State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes today’s landmark resolution on human rights in Burma (Myanmar) by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), which establishes an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations... Read more ►

March 23, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) and Women and Child Rights Project

Cracks in the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Children and Challenges to Accessing Justice in Mon State and Mon Areas of Southeast Burma

Today HURFOM’s Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP) releases their latest report, “Cracks in the Silence: Sexual violence against children and challenges to accessing justice in Mon State and Mon areas of southeast Burma.” Since 2013, the number of reported cases of v... Read more ►

March 22, 2017 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

ရွမ္းျပည္ေျမာက္ပုိင္းရွိ နမၼတူျမစ္ေပၚ တည္ေဆာက္မည့္ ေရကာတာမ်ားကုိ ရပ္တန္႔ေပးရန္အတြက္ ေဒသခံရြာသူရြာသား ၄၀၀ ေက်ာ္ စုေ၀းေတာင္းဆုိ

  ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ျမန္မာဘာသာကုိ ဤေနရာတြင္ ရယူႏုိင္သည္။ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္အဂၤလိပ္ဘာသာကုိ ဤေနရာတြင္ ရယူႏုိ... Read more ►

March 22, 2017 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

Over 400 Local Villagers Gather to Call for Halt of Dams on Namtu River in Northern Shan State

On March 21, 2017, over 400 local villagers gathered on the Namtu river bank in northern Shan State calling for the protection of water resources and a halt to dams on the Namtu river. From 9:00 am to 11:00 am, villagers from Da Dae, Ta Long, and 20 other villages around Hsi... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: Inclusive Development International

Out of Control: The World Bank’s Reckless Private Sector Investments in Southeast Asia Exposed

(March 17, 2017) – Dozens of harmful and high-risk projects in Southeast Asia have received hidden funding from the World Bank Group, an ongoing investigation by Inclusive Development International has revealed. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Ba... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: Foreign Affairs Committee

Remarks: Chairman Royce on Human Rights of the Rohingya People

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) delivered an opening statement at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing entitled “Human Rights of the Rohingya People.” Chairman Royce’s opening statement (as prepared for deliv... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: International Federation of Journalists

Myanmar Journalist Harassed Following Critical Reporting

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticises the harassment of a Myanmar Now journalist in Yangon on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The IFJ demand an immediate investigation into the incident. On Tuesday evening, Myanmar Now chief correspondent, Ko Swe Win... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

U.S. Support International Inquiry Into Violations in Myanmar

(Washington, D.C., March 17, 2017)—Members of United States Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration should support the establishment of an international inquiry into possible crimes against humanity committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Fortify Righ... Read more ►

March 13, 2017 • Author: UN Human Rights - Office of the High Commissioner

UN Expert Calls for Independent Investigations into Killings and Violations in Myanmar

GENEVA (13 March 2017) – A fresh call for “prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigations” into the killings and other serious human rights violations in Myanmar is being made by the UN Special Rapporteur, Yanghee Lee. “No stones must be left unturned. T... Read more ►

March 9, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

51 British MPs Call on UK Government to Support a UN COI into Rakhine State Situation

Fifty-one members of the British Parliament from nine different political parties have added their names to an Early Day Motion (a Parliamentary petition) calling on the British government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Rakhine State, Burma. The... Read more ►

March 7, 2017 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Human Rights Violations by the Burmese Army Reported From Buthidaung

7th February 2017, London, United Kingdom – The Burma Human Rights Network has collected accounts from locals in Northern Rakhine State regarding recent events in Buthidaung, a majority Muslim Rohingya township in close proximity to Maungdaw — where human rights viol... Read more ►

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

UNODC Myanmar Survey: Opium Cultivation in Shan State is Concentrated in Areas with Poor Security

Stable governance and good security conditions have a considerable impact on the decision of farmers to cultivate opium poppy, according to a report released today by UNODC, at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre. The report ” Evidence for Enhancing Resilience... Read more ►

March 3, 2017 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Regional MPs Join With International Rights Groups to Call for UN Investigation into Rakhine State Abuses

Southeast Asian parliamentarians have lent their support to a public call for the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. ASEAN... Read more ►