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December 13, 2016 • Author: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Suspended in Time: The Ongoing Persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

More than four years ago, two waves of sectarian violence struck Rakhine State. In the time since, Rohingya Muslims, Rakhine Buddhists, and individuals of other ethnicities and beliefs throughout the state have suffered grievous deprivations of basic rights, including inadeq... Read more ►

December 13, 2016 • Author: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Hidden Plight: Christian Minorities in Burma

The notion of “protecting race and religion” in Burma (also known as Myanmar) harks back to the anti-colonialist, nationalist motto a myo ba tha tha thatana, calling on ethnic Burmans to protect their race, language, and religion. It has its roots in the saying “to be ... Read more ►

December 13, 2016 • Author: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

ဖုံးကြယ္ထားသည့္ အတိဒုကၡ။ ။ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံရွိ ခရစ္ယာန္ လူနည္းစုမ်ား

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံရွိ အမ်ိဳးဘာသာသာသနာထိန္းသိမ္းေရးဟူသည္႔အေတြးအေခၚမွာ ကုိလုိနီဆန္႔က်င္ေရး အမ်ိဳးသား... Read more ►

December 7, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Dooplaya Situation Update: Kawkareik Township, June 2015 to August 2016

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District during the period between June 2015 and August 2016, including education, health, militarisation, KNLA forced recruitment, civilians’ livelihoods, and development projects. In... Read more ►

December 6, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

It’s Not Over: Displacement Continues in Karen State

With two months into the conflict in Karen state the people of the K7 brigade region have yet to find respite from the intermitted clashes between the Democratic Benevolent Karen Army (DKBA), the Burma Army and Burma Army affiliated Border Guard Force (BGF). Both sides are g... Read more ►

December 6, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Burma Army tortures three farmers, and shoots one farmer in Mong Yen, northern Shan State

Three villagers tortured for speaking loudly On November 13, 2016, three villagers, including a 16-year-old boy, were badly beaten by Burma Army troops of LIB 119 in Wan Koong Pao, Ei Nai tract, Mong Yen area, Lashio district, northern Shan State. On November 11, about 50... Read more ►

December 1, 2016 • Author: Progressive Voice

အနိမ့္ဆုံးကုိ ျမႇင့္တင္ေပးျခင္း။ ။ ျမန္မာနုိင္ငံ အထည္ခ်ဳပ္လုပ္ငန္းအေျခအေန အစီရင္ခံစာ

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ အထည္ခ်ဳပ္လုပ္ငန္းသည္ တရုတ္ႏွင့္ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ကဲ့သုိ႔ အဓိကထုတ္လုပ္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ ႏႈိင... Read more ►

December 1, 2016 • Author: Progressive Voice

Raising the Bottom: A Report on the Garment Industry in Myanmar

The garment industry in Myanmar, while still small compared to major producers such as China and Bangladesh, is growing exponentially, as more and more buyers source from the over 350 factories in its industrial zones. Yet despite an increase in jobs, labor standards remain ... Read more ►

November 30, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Multiple Fronts – Fighting is Everywhere in Northern Burma

Fighting from 22nd – 24th of November Clashes (Incidents of fighting) – 40 Burma Army Jet (Attack) – 9 Burma Army Helo (Attack) – 10 Burma Army Jet (Recon) – 6 Burma Army Helo (Recon/Resupply) – 5 Burma Army Drone (Recon) – 3 Civilians Killed – 7 Civilians ... Read more ►

November 30, 2016 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation - Burma

Rape: The Burma Army’s Unpunished Weapon of War

In October 2016, amid renewed violence in Rakhine state, it was reported that “dozens” of women had been raped by Burma/Myanmar army soldiers. The story shocked international media and the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict called on the... Read more ►

November 24, 2016 • Author: Karen National Union and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network

Salween Peace Park – A Vision for an Indigenous Karen Landscape of Human-Nature Harmony in Southeast Myanmar

Myanmar is tentatively emerging from military rule and civil war. Embracing this opportunity, Salween Peace Park proponents argue for a sustainable alternative to megadams, strip mines, and top-down protected areas like national parks, all of which require the colonization o... Read more ►

November 24, 2016 • Author: Asia Justice and Rights and Women’s League of Burma

Access to Justice for Women Survivors of Gender-based Violence Committed by State Actors in Burma

Women survivors of violence face challenges in their attempts to obtain justice. This has been a key finding in the work of the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), as we work on cases of violence against women in Burma’s ethnic communities a... Read more ►

November 21, 2016 • Author: Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK

A Briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK: 2016 Crackdown on the Rohingya

On 9th October border guard police posts on the Burma Bangladesh border were attacked by armed men, and police officers were killed. In response the Burmese military launched a major crackdown, alleging Rohingya were responsible. Human rights violations include executions, a... Read more ►

November 18, 2016 • Author: Palaung State Liberation Front

PSLF/TNLA Review on Battles in Ta’ang Region

1. Battles taking place in the Ta’ang Region –  17 times in 2012, 65 times in 2013 and 136 times in 2014 – had increased to 219 times in 2015 and 309 times in 2016. The increase was due to (a) More offensives by Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT=Burma Army) and the incursion i... Read more ►

November 18, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Faith That Can Save Mountains

Kachin State, Northern Burma After every Sunday’s worship is finished, parishioners at the local Baptist church in Maga Yang IDP camp start moving their pews here and there. They push together five or six of them and lie out a grass mat on top and add a pillow and some bla... Read more ►