Weekly Highlights

Freedom to Criticize

"Listening to the people’s voices speaking out against oppression is a core duty of a democratically-elected government." - Two leaders of recent anti-war protests in Yangon and Myitkyina

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Fulfilling the Promise of Genuine Equality and Federalism

"powerful actors within the [Myanmar military] and Government are using the peace negotiation process to further legitimize the centralization of ownership, management and control over land and natural resources, undermining the broadly accepted goal of the process – the establishment of a democratic federal union." - Burma’s Dead-End Peace Negotiation Process: A Case Study of the Land Sector, a report by the Karen Peace Support Network

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The Long and Winding Road to Accountability

"the persons allegedly responsible for the crimes be investigated and prosecuted by the ICC [International Criminal Court] or a credible international mechanism" - Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Human Rights Council: Time for Accountability in Myanmar

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Human Rights Council: Time for Accountability in Myanmar

"Power should not be absolute; power must be accountable. On ensuring accountability for gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law in Myanmar, we must admit that so far the United Nations and the international community have failed – once again." - Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Human Rights Council: Time for Accountability in Myanmar
 Grassroots Democracy: Analysis of the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law

Joint Briefer

Grassroots Democracy: Analysis of the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law

“The Parliament must continue to review and amend problematic sections of the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law in order to ensure that it does not become a token form of local-level democracy that does not fully reflect the people’s voices. The local elections are an indispensable part of Myanmar’s transition to democracy. Voters’ rights must not be restricted, including the voting rights of women and youth and other disenfranchised minorities.” - Thinzar Shunlei Yi, Action Committee for Democracy Development

Grassroots Democracy: Analysis of the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law
Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

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“ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ” သုိ႔မဟုတ္ အဂၤလိပ္လုိ “Progressive Voice” သည္ ျမန္္မာႏုိင္ငံ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီေရးအတြက္ စည္းရံုးလံႈ႔ေဆာ္ေရးလုပ္ေဆာင္ေသာ အာရွ-ပစိဖိတ္ေဒသတြင္းမွ အဖဲြ႔မ်ားျဖင့္ ၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ကြန္ရက္အျဖစ္ ခ်ိတ္ဆက္ဖဲြ႔စည္းခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔ (Burma Partnership) မွ ေပါက္္ဖြားလာသည့္ အဖဲြ႔ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

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‘Progressive Voice,’ or in Burmese, ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ ‘Shay Pyay Athan,’ was born out of Burma Partnership, a network of organizations throughout the Asia- Pacific region, advocating for and mobilizing a movement for democracy and human rights in Burma that was established in 2006.

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July 18, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Freedom to Criticize

“Listening to the people’s voices speaking out against oppression is a core duty of a democratically-elected government.”Two leaders of recent anti-war protests in Yangon and Myitkyina As Myanmar[1] faces many challenges to its development as a federal, democratic syst... Read more ►

July 11, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Fulfilling the Promise of Genuine Equality and Federalism

As the third session of the Union Peace Conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, begins on 11 July, 2018, the Myanmar[1] Government and military have the opportunity to revive the stalled peace process and move toward a broader, more substantive and in... Read more ►

July 3, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

The Long and Winding Road to Accountability

Pressure on the Myanmar[1] military personnel responsible for the atrocities in Rakhine State is building. Individually targeted sanctions by the EU and Canada have been announced, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms. Yanghee Lee has called for... Read more ►

June 28, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Human Rights Council: Time for Accountability in Myanmar

“clear indications of well-organized, widespread and systematic attacks continuing to target the Rohingya in Rakhine State.”Mr. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN Commissioner for Human Rights The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) that is currently in session has heard from the Spe... Read more ►

June 20, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

On this World Refugee Day, Voices of Refugees Must be Heard and Respected

As the global public observes World Refugee Day, it is more important than ever to honor the strength and courage of refugees throughout the world, including refugees from Myanmar[1], who have for decades faced persecution, violence and fear in the face of ongoing violent at... Read more ►

June 14, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Seven Years and No Peace in Sight

The 9th of June, 2018 marked the seventh year since the civil war reignited in Kachin State. The Myanmar[1] Army has continued to launch offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) since the resumption of war in 2011, when the Myanmar Army broke the ceasefire that ... Read more ►