Progressive Voice - Blog Posts (132 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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The Military Does Not Belong in the Economy

August 15, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

“Countries wanting to support the peace process in Myanmar should impose these targeted sanctions on military-owned companies and an arms embargo as essential parts of that support.”The Karen Peace Support Network On 5 August, 2019, the UN  Independent International Fac... Read more ►

Bridging the Domestic Accountability Gap

August 7, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

After years of disappointment, civil society is pushing for a more effective and independent Myanmar[1] National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) by amending its founding law so it is in line with the international standards that guide national human rights institutions (NHRI... Read more ►

Accountability, Justice and Protection: Basis for Safe and Dignified Return of Rohingya

August 2, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

While the Myanmar[1] government has publicly agreed to bring home hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal military crackdown, there has been no proof of action taken by the government to show that Rohingya refugees are safe to return. The government is s... Read more ►

UN Security Council Continues to Turn a Blind Eye to Ongoing International Crimes in Myanmar

July 25, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee completed her mission as mandated by the Human Rights Council last week, and despite the Myanmar government still barring her from accessing the country, she was able to gather information on ... Read more ►

Stuck Between a Rock and a Wet Place

July 17, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Flooding and mudslides brought upon by the seasonal monsoon season has killed ten and displaced thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladeshi camps this month, as progress towards a secure, dignified, and sustainable return of the nearly one million refugees remains stalled ... Read more ►

Torture and Death in Myanmar’s Military Detention

July 11, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

“Don’t give me water, Mom. I will not last long. My organs are badly damaged. I can’t breathe. Don’t give me water, Mom. I have to go,”Zaw Win Hline The situation of human rights in Myanmar[1] is increasingly deteriorating with the Myanmar military becoming evermor... Read more ►

Justice and Accountability – Essential First Step towards ‘Rakhine Recovery’

July 5, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

The International Criminal Court (ICC) took a step forward on 26 June, 2019, when it announced that a prosecutor will submit an authorization request to open an investigation into crimes committed in Rakhine State. With escalating conflict and related human rights violations... Read more ►

World Refugee Day Marked by Insecurity and Worry

June 27, 2019 • Author:

World Refugee Day passed on 20 June, 2019 with civil society of concerned communities calling for the protection, participation and prioritization of the hundreds of thousands of displaced ethnic people from Myanmar[1], whether they be Kachin, Karen, Rohingya, Pah-Oh, Ta’a... Read more ►

Eight Years of War in Kachin State and No End to Military Impunity

June 21, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Eight years since the Myanmar[1] military broke a 17 year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) have passed, and the impunity that the military has enjoyed means that gross human rights violations, such as the rape and murder of two Kachin schoolteachers in 2015,... Read more ►

Appetite for Destruction

June 12, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

On World Environment Day, Myanmar[1], which is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, seems committed to go down a damaging, fossil fuel-dependent development path over sustainable, locally-led ecological governance that values and protects the ... Read more ►

Catch Me If You Can

June 5, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

The news that the seven soldiers who were in prison for their role in the massacre of the Rohingya villagers in Inn Dinn Village, Rakhine State, have been freed under the military justice system, is just another example of how the rule of law simply doesn’t apply to the My... Read more ►

Refugees and IDPs Stuck in Limbo as Humanitarian Aid Diminishes

May 31, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

“Our villages and lands are occupied by [the] Burmese government and Wa [the United Wa State Army (UWSA)] troops. It is impossible for us to return home under the current conditions.”Sai Leng, Shan State Refugee Committee - Thai Border Over three and a half years have pa... Read more ►