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Commission of Avoidance

“[t]he failure of UN Security Council members to uphold their responsibilities and act to end impunity has resulted in many thousands of deaths, thousands of women being raped, and more than a million people across the country being forced to flee their homes.” - Karen Communities Worldwide

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A Stark Warning for Myanmar’s Hydroelectric Projects

"the dam disaster in Laos must serve as a wake-up call for the Burmese government. They must immediately ensure stability of all existing dams and suspend construction of any new ones." - Mi Ah Chai, Burma Rivers Network

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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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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.

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Vietnam: Stop any Ongoing Criminal Proceedings and Ban against Huynh Thuc Vy

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UNHCR and UNDP Urge Tangible Progress to Improve Conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

BLOG POSTS - ဘေလာ့ဂ္

August 8, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Commission of Avoidance

The formation of a Commission of Enquiry (COE), announced by the Myanmar[1] Government on 30 July, 2018, has been criticized by rights groups as another attempt to reduce international pressure without providing the justice that Rohingya and other ethnic nationality victims ... Read more ►

August 2, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

A Stark Warning for Myanmar’s Hydroelectric Projects

“the dam disaster in Laos must serve as a wake-up call for the Burmese government. They must immediately ensure stability of all existing dams and suspend construction of any new ones.”Mi Ah Chai, Burma Rivers Network As regional neighbor Laos reels from the huge devasta... Read more ►

July 25, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Gender Equality is a Must but Should Not Deflect Attention from Root Causes of Conflict

While moves to improve women’s participation are encouraging as a first step toward quality participation, the women involved should have knowledge of gender issues and include women from all Myanmar’s diverse range of ethnic nationalities and religions, particularly wom... Read more ►

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 ►