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Bravery Amidst the Direst Circumstances

“We take this as a crackdown on the right of access to information and media freedom, and an oppressive gesture on all concerned people of Myanmar who are aspiring and building for a society characterized by rule of law, accountability, and justice.” - A statement by 83 civil society organizations

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Crime and Punishment?

“Having suffered for decades the same patterns of violations perpetrated in Rakhine, Kachin, Karen and Shan States, and recently, in Mutraw District of Karen State facing again new attacks and abuses, we deplore the international community (sic) refusal to act.” - A statement by Karen communities worldwide

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Justice for Genocide

“[w]ithout citizenship rights and freedom of movement, Rohingya communities cannot equally benefit from improved development and refugees in Bangladesh will not feel safe to return.”

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Fundamental Freedoms At Risk

“The party that campaigned and struggled for democracy has restricted democratic rights, and it is like they are acting as dictators now that they have power.” - Tharlon Zaung Htet, editor-in-chief of Khit Thit

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Time to Hear Our Voices: Freedom of Assembly and the Youth Peace Movement in Myanmar

“Authorities have to respect and at the same time consider the particular ways in which women experience violence and threats in organizing and participating in peaceful protests” - Ei Ei Moe, one of the young female leaders of the peaceful protest in Yangon

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

ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ

လူထုအသံ ျမင့္ေစရန္

“ေ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

Progressive Voice

Amplifying voices from the ground

‘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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS - ေၾကညာခ်က္မ်ား

September
16
2018

Crisis in Myanmar: International Accountability Mechanisms

By Progressive Voice

BE INFORMED - သတင္းအေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ားသိေစရန္

September
21
2018

Kachin Dispora Statement on Justice and Accountability in Burma

By World Kachin Congress
September
20
2018

ASEAN MPs Urge UN to Act on Devastating Rohingya Atrocities Report

By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights
September
18
2018

Statement by Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council

By Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN, Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
September
18
2018

United Nations Must Act Urgently to Bring Justice for Myanmar’s Atrocities

By FORUM-ASIA, Progressive Voice, Kachin Human Rights Defender and Women’s Peace Network - Arakan

BLOG POSTS - ဘေလာ့ဂ္

September 19, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Repression by Any Means Necessary

As the world focuses on crimes committed by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya and other ethnic and religious minorities, as described by the report of the International Fact-Finding Mission to Myanmar (IIFFMM) released on 18 September, 2018, Myanmar’s judicial syst... Read more ►

September 11, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Bravery Amidst the Direst Circumstances

“My husband is an honest man who has done nothing wrong against the state. He works as a correspondent and he was put in prison for doing his job. That is unjust.”Chit Su Win, Kyaw Soe Oo’s wife The seven year sentence handed down to the two Reuters journalists for the... Read more ►

September 5, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Crime and Punishment?

The fallout continues from the release of the UN-mandated Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar’s (IIFFMM) report that concludes that the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar[1] military, Min Aung Hlaing, and other top generals, should be investigated and ... Read more ►

August 30, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Justice for Genocide

The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar[1] (IIFFMM), in its abbreviated report to the Human Rights Council released on 27 August, 2018, called for the investigation and prosecution of Myanmar military leaders for genocide in Rakhine State, and found ... Read more ►

August 22, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Fundamental Freedoms At Risk

Fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly are facing an existential crisis in Myanmar[1] today. Various incidents, including the charges faced by organizers of a Karen Martyrs Day celebration, the National League for Democracy (NLD) Magwe Region Party Chai... Read more ►

August 15, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

An Unfinished Movement for Democracy and Human Rights

It has been thirty years since the nationwide, society-wide demonstrations in Myanmar[1], often known as 8-8-88, galvanized the movement for freedom, democracy and human rights, becoming a reference point for democracy activism ever since. Many changes have occurred in the p... Read more ►