Progressive Voice - Blog Posts (115 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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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 ►

February 26, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

The Spoils of War

“I witnessed with my own eyes that Army soldiers were the only armed group shooting at the homes.”U Moe Kaung, the village administrator As Rakhine State sinks deeper into intractable and complex conflict, the Myanmar government has seen an economic opportunity. In the s... Read more ►

February 21, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

New Constitution Needed for Genuine Transition to Democracy

“The current constitution is not democratic, and Myanmar cannot be considered a democracy without it being amended.”The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Two years since the assassination of U Ko Ni, the National League for Democracy’s (NLD... Read more ►

February 13, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Ethnic Struggles Face Harsh Reality on Union Day

Over seventy years later, it is time for the the current NLD Government, under the leadership of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to reflect on what they are doing differently to the decades of military dictatorship… As another Union Day passes in Myanmar[1], ethnic people in all... Read more ►

February 6, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Constitution Change Essential for a Federal Democratic Myanmar

It is not just the military’s control over government that is problematic. The deeply centralized structure of governance and policies of Burmanization have perpetuated the lack of equal rights for ethnic nationalities, an issue that has been at the core of Myanmar’s civ... Read more ►

January 31, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Protection, Justice and Accountability Needed for Return of Rohingya Refugees

As the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities continue to face threats and persecution, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar[1], Ms. Yanghee Lee, called for the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar military, Min Aung Hlaing, to be prosecuted for genocid... Read more ►

January 25, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

`Does China Give A Dam?’

With China’s multi-billion dollar “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) at stake, China’s aggressive pursuit of the resumption of Myitsone dam and its attempts to secure its border areas is further negatively impacting ethnic communities in Myanmar[1], particularly those ... Read more ►