Progressive Voice - Resources (238 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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မိမိရွာလိုေသာ အေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ားကို ေအာက္ပါအကြက္မ်ားထဲတြင္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ျဖည့္စြက္ ရွာေဖြႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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May 17, 2017 • Author: Global Witness

Jade and the Generals

As Myanmar gears up for  national peace talks, our new film reveals how the jade riches of Kachin State are helping to incentivise and fuel deadly armed conflict. Never before seen footage and interviews reveal the fear and destruction wrought by the powerful elites wh... Read more ►

May 16, 2017 • Author: Burmese Rohingya Organisation​ ​ UK

Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya

On October 9th 2016, the long saga of oppression endured by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority entered a new phase. For the first time in a generation, members of the group staged an armed attack, on this occasion against three Border Guard Police (BGP) posts in Rakhine State, ki... Read more ►

May 10, 2017 • Author: Bertil Lintner, Project 2049 Institute

The People’s Republic of China and Burma: Not Only Pauk -Phaw

Introduction: Pauk-Phaw and its Evolution Pauk-Phaw was a term coined in the 1950s to describe the supposedly friendly and close relationship between China and Burma. It may be translated as “fraternal” but, according to Burma expert David Steinberg, it “has a closer C... Read more ►

May 5, 2017 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

Urgent Humanitarian Situation Update in Northern Shan State

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May 4, 2017 • Author: Sai Wansai/Transnational Institute

Jump-starting the stalled peace process: Is Revitalization of the 1961 Federal Amendment Proposal the Way to Go?

Introduction: The Contemporary Impasse With the Union Peace Conference, known as the “21st Century Panglong”, rescheduled to start on 24 May, we are about to revisit some highly sensitive issues in Myanmar’s recent past that were very wrongly handled at the time. If th... Read more ►

May 3, 2017 • Author: UNHCR Regional Office for South-East Asia

Mixed Movements in South-East Asia -2016

2016 was the fifth consecutive year of large-scale movements of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state in Myanmar to other countries by land or sea, bringing the estimated total since 2012 to 168,500. A year-by-year breakdown of the outflow is presented below. Following vio... Read more ►

May 3, 2017 • Author: Article 19, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, Burma News International, Human Rights Defenders Forum, Human Rights, Human Dignity Film Festival, Myanmar IT for Development Organisation, Myanmar Journalist Network, Myanmar Journalists Association, Myanmar Journalist Union, Myanmar Media Lawyers Network, PEN Myanmar, Pyi Gyi Khin,Equality Myanmar and Yangon Journalism School

Scorecard Assessing Freedom of Expression in Myanmar

On 11 April 2017 PEN Myanmar gathered expert partners to reflect on the state of free expression in Myanmar at the one year anniversary of the National League for Democracy leadership. This is the first of what will be an annual free expression scorecard. In November 2016 PE... Read more ►

May 2, 2017 • Author: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

MNHRC: 2015 Annual Report

This is the Annual Report of the activities of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) for 2015 produced in compliance with section 22 (L) of the Commission Law which was submitted to the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and to the speaker of th... Read more ►

May 2, 2017 • Author: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

MNHRC: Three Year Report 2011-2014

The establishment of the Commission 1. The Union Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on 5 September 2011 underOrdinance No.(34/2001) comprising of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a Secretary and Memb... Read more ►

April 26, 2017 • Author: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom 2017 Annual Report (Burma)

The year 2016 marked a historic and peaceful transition of government in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Yet while the political handover occurred without incident, conditions during the year continued to decline for Rohingya Muslims, as well as for other religious and ethnic ... Read more ►

April 25, 2017 • Author: Burmese Women's Union

ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈ ေနာက္ကြယ္မွ အေမ့ေလ်ာ႔ခံ အမ်ိဳးသမီးအလုပ္သမမ်ား

ရန္ကုန္အထည္ခ်ဳပ္ လုပ္ငန္းခြင္ရွိ အမ်ဳိးသမီး အလုုပ္သမားမ်ား၏ ရန္ကုန္အထည္ခ်ဳပ္ လုပ္ငန္းခြင္ရွိ အမ... Read more ►

April 25, 2017 • Author: Inclusive Development International, in collaboration with Bank Information Center, Accountability Counsel, Urgewald, 11.11.11, Ulu Foundation and Tarkapaw Youth Group

Reckless Development: The IFC’s Dodgy Deals in Southeast Asia

In 2012, the Myanmar government and the Karen National Union signed a historic ceasefire agreement. After nearly 70 years of brutal conflict, relative peace and stability had finally come to southern Myanmar. In the Tanintharyi region, a lush, mostly untouched mountainous ar... Read more ►

April 21, 2017 • Author: FORUM-ASIA and Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism

Understanding Regional Human Rights Mechanisms & The Need For A South Asian Human Rights Mechanism

FORUM-ASIA, together with the Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism (RISAHRM), is glad to present the new publication ‘Understanding Regional Human Rights Mechanisms & The Need For A South Asian Human Rights Mechanism’. RISAHRM is a collaborati... Read more ►

April 6, 2017 • Author: Collaborative for Development Action

Navigating Change: Crisis and Crossroads in the Rakhine State Context

The purpose of this report is to assess the implications of the post-October 2016 crisis in northern Rakhine. The analysis and recommendations presented below complement and build upon CDA’s May 2016 report, Reshaping Engagement: Perspectives on Conflict Sensitivity in Ra... Read more ►

April 5, 2017 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

Kachin: Rapid Assessment Survey Findings

Escalating armed conflict in Kachin between the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) during November 2016 to January 2017 caused renewed displacement for 6,066 already internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Kachin Independence Organisatio... Read more ►