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March 8, 2017 • Author: Karen Women's Organization

KWO Statement on International Women’s Day March 8th 2017

“BE BOLD FOR CHANGE” On this day we, the Karen women from Burma, living in refugee camps and in our homeland which we call “Kawthoolei”, celebrate the achievements and recognize the resistance to oppression by women here and all over the world. We stand today in sol... Read more ►

March 8, 2017 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Statement on International Women’s Day from Karen Human Rights Group

Today, on International Women’s Day (IWD), a day to appreciate women’s rights, Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) would like to draw attention to the situation of gender equality and women’s rights in southeast Myanmar. The United Nations (UN) has set a theme this year ... Read more ►

March 7, 2017 • Author: ALTSEAN-Burma

Burma/Myanmar: Flawed Domestic Investigations Necessitate UN Commission of Inquiry on Serious Crimes

Since 2012, the governments led by former general President Thein Sein (2011-2015) and President Htin Kyaw (2016-present) have mandated four major official investigations into the situation in Arakan/Rakhine State. Three additional inquiry teams have been tasked to investiga... Read more ►

March 7, 2017 • Author: 23 Civil Society Organizations

Open Letter to the Senate of the Philippines On the Approved House Bill 4727 by the House of Representatives on 7 March 2017

To Excellency: Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (Senate President) Senator Ralph G. Recto (Senate President Pro-Tempore) Senator Vicente C. Sotto III (Majority Leader) Senator Franklin M. Drilon (Minority Leader) Senator Sonny M. Angara Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino ... Read more ►

March 6, 2017 • Author: Tavoyan Women's Union

စတုထၱအၾကိမ္ေျမာက္ ထား၀ယ္အမ်ဳိးသမီးသမဂၢ၏ ညီလာခံမွ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ထား၀ယ္အမ်ဳိးသမီးသမဂၢ၏ စတုတၳအၾကိမ္ေျမာက္ ညီလာခံကို မတ္လ ၃- ၅ ရက္ေန ့အထိ ထားဝယ္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ သီဟေဌး ခန္းမတ... Read more ►

February 27, 2017 • Author: United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

Yanghee Lee,UN Expert Urges Action to Protect Rohingya population in Myanmar

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar is calling for urgent action by the Government there to end the suffering of the Rohingya population in the country. Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar Yanghee Lee said: “the... Read more ►

February 25, 2017 • Author: Students and Youth Congress of Burma

ရန္ကုန္တကၠသိုလ္ ေက်ာင္းသားသမဂၢ အေဆာက္အဦး ျပန္လည္တည္ေဆာက္မႈအေပၚ ျမန္မာနိုင္ငံေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္မ်ားကြန္ဂရက္၏သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

မိမိတို႔ ျမန္မာနိုင္ငံေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္မ်ားကြန္ဂရက္သည္ နယ္စပ္အေျခစိုက္ျဖစ္ၿပီး တိုင္းရင္းသားေက်... Read more ►

February 24, 2017 • Author: Kachin Women's Association - Thailand

Statement from the Ninth Congress of the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand

The Ninth Congress of the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) was held in a liberated area near the Thai-Burma Border from 20-23 February 2017. 43 members attended the Congress, including staff from inside Burma, and three observers. During the four days of the Cong... Read more ►

February 24, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

The Human Rights Council should adopt a strong resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Excellency, We write on behalf of Human Rights Watch to urge you to support a strong item 4 resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar at the upcoming 34th Session of the Unit... Read more ►

February 24, 2017 • Author: All Arakan Students' and Youths' Congress

ေက်ာင္းသားသမဂၢ အေဆာက္အအုံ ျပန္လည္တည္ေဆာက္ေရး လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနမႈမ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ ရခုိင္ျပည္လုံးဆုိင္ရာေက်ာင္းသားႏွင့္လူငယ္မ်ာ...

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ၏ ဒီမုိကေရစီအသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းစ ကာလတြင္ စစ္အာဏာ႐ွင္ ဦးေနဝင္းအစုိးရ ဖ်က္ဆီးၿဖိဳခြင္းခ... Read more ►

February 24, 2017 • Author: United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

End of Mission Statement by Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

I would like to first thank the Government of Bangladesh for allowing me to undertake a visit to the country, particularly to Cox’s Bazar. I had initially hoped to undertake this mission immediately after my last visit to Myanmar in January but for various reasons, it had ... Read more ►

February 21, 2017 • Author: His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo

Heal: Do Not Wound Statement by His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo for an End of Violence and Terror in the Country

“Let us continue the pilgrimage to peace – not return to war.” His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo makes a plea for peace and an end of conflict in Myanmar. Myanmar is passing through some of the most agonizing moments in her history. With our hands reaching out, we a... Read more ►

February 20, 2017 • Author: Asian Centre for Human Rights

Rohingya refugees of Myanmar: Bangladesh is facilitating ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in Arakan and indigenous Jumma peoples in the CHTs by using the fleeing Rohingyas

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms Yanghee Lee, is undertaking a visit to various locations of the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from today i.e. 20th February to 23 Febuary 2017 to examine human rights viol... Read more ►

February 20, 2017 • Author: Students and Youth Congress of Burma

Students’ and Youth Congress of Burma (SYCB) felicitation letter to the Ceremony of the 69th Anniversary of Zomi National Day

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February 18, 2017 • Author: Burma Task Force, International Federation for Human Rights, Fortify Rights, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Physicians for Human Rights Refugees, and International U.S. Campaign for Burma

JOINT NGO LETTER TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTTERES ABOUT THE SITUATION IN MYANMAR’S RAKHINE STATE

H.E. Mr. António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General S-3800, United Nations Secretariat Bldg New York, NY 10017 Your Excellency, The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group in Myanmar, have been systematically disenfra... Read more ►