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April 11, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Local Land Practice Must be Recognized

“There is no vacant, fallow & virgin land in ethnic areas. The recently enacted Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management Law is a law that facilitates making people who depend for their lives on land & forest to become landless. Instead of accepting and enacting... Read more ►

April 5, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

“Bride” Trafficking and the Invisible Victims of the Ongoing Armed Conflict

In yet another report highlighting the devastating consequences of the ongoing war in Myanmar’s ethnic areas, Human Rights Watch highlighted how the Chinese and Myanmar[1] authorities continue to turn a blind eye as Kachin women and girls from the conflict-torn areas of no... Read more ►

March 27, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Resolution Highlights Failures of UN Operations in Myanmar

The resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council calls for the UN Secretary-General to conduct “a comprehensive, independent inquiry into the involvement of the United Nations in Myanmar since 2011 with a view to establishing whether everything possible to prevent or m... Read more ►

March 22, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Rohingya Demand Accountability and Justice

“We are not stateless. Stop calling us that. We have a state. It is Myanmar. So, we want to go home to Myanmar with our rights, our citizenship, and international security on the ground. For one year, the UN and the international community had countless discussions about R... Read more ►

March 15, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

#Standwithher to End Atrocity Crimes in Myanmar

“We need the world to act as a united community to implement target sanctions against the military and to have a body outside Burma to [deliver] justice and to hold generals accountable for these extreme human right violations.”Naw K’nyaw Paw, General Secretary of the ... Read more ►

March 6, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

This Land is Our Land

“Land is the key to addressing political grievances and unresolved historic injustices in Burma. The success of a participatory and inclusive peace and reconciliation process will hinge on a political will to embrace the diverse territorial claims and governance systems at... Read more ►