Progressive Voice - Press Releases (692 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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February 15, 2019 • Author: Athan and Fortify Rights

Free Seven University Students in Mandalay: University Students Sentenced to Hard Labor for Peaceful Protest

(YANGON, February 15, 2019) – The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally free seven university students sentenced to three months in prison with hard labor for peacefully protesting security conditions on their university campus in Mandalay, said Atha... Read more ►

February 14, 2019 • Author: UN Human Rights Office

UN Women’s Rights Committee to Review Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Colombia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Serbia, and the United Kingdom

GENEVA (14 February 2019) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from February 18 to March 8 to review women’s rights in the following countries: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia... Read more ►

February 13, 2019 • Author: Fortify Rights

Protect Peaceful Protesters in Karenni State: Police Fired Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas at Protesters

(YANGON, February 13, 2019) – Myanmar authorities should end an ongoing crackdown and investigate the use of excessive force by police officers against peaceful ethnic Karenni protesters in Loikaw, Fortify Rights said today. Yesterday, February 12, police aimed water canno... Read more ►

February 12, 2019 • Author: UN Human Rights Council

Myanmar: Expert Says Violence and Arrests of Karenni Protesters Must Stop

GENEVA (12 February 2019) – A UN expert has deplored today’s violent police response to protests in Myanmar against a statue of independence hero General Aung San. “This is yet another example of the Government sidelining the rights of ethnic minorities and failing to ... Read more ►

February 11, 2019 • Author: UN Office of the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict

UN Special Representative Ms. Pramila Patten concludes her visit in Myanmar and calls for concrete implementation of Government’s commitments to prevent and address conflict-related sexual violence

(Yangon/New York, 11 February 2019) At the invitation of the Government of Myanmar, I conducted a 4-day visit to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw from 5 to 8 February 2019. This was my second visit in the country and it followed the signing of a Joint Communiqué between the United N... Read more ►

February 11, 2019 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

Local Shans Welcome Engie’s Withdrawal from Upper Yeywa Dam, Urge Other Companies to Follow Suit

Local communities in northern Shan State are greatly encouraged that French company Engie has pulled out of the Upper Yeywa dam project, and are urging all other foreign companies involved in dams on the Namtu/Myitnge river to follow suit. The news was broken by Burma Campai... Read more ►

February 11, 2019 • Author: Amnesty International

Fresh Evidence of Violations Amid Ongoing Military Operation in Rakhine State

Myanmar security forces have shelled villages and blocked civilians from accessing food and humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today, amid a crackdown since armed attacks by the Arakan Army in early January. Security forces have also used va... Read more ►

February 9, 2019 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

Urgent Humanitarian Situation Update in Kachin State

On 8th February 2019 evening, the government administrative officers visited the IDP camps within Myitkyina and Moegaung Township in order to collect the information of the IDPs who wish to return to their original villages and who wish to stay. ... Read more ►

February 8, 2019 • Author: Fortify Rights

End Crackdown, Drop Charges Against 82 Activists in Karenni State: Ensure Rights to Freedom of Assembly and Expression

(YANGON, February, 8, 2019) – Myanmar authorities should stop an ongoing crackdown against peaceful protesters in Karenni State and immediately drop charges against 82 mostly ethnic Karenni activists arrested since July 2018 for protests in Loikaw, Fortify Rights said toda... Read more ►

January 31, 2019 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Peaceful Critics Prosecuted: Repeal or Amend Laws Criminalizing Speech, Assembly

(Yangon) – Myanmar’s first democratically elected civilian government in decades has prosecuted large numbers of peaceful critics in violation of basic human rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Concerned governments should press Myanmar to protect... Read more ►

January 31, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Rohingya Villages in Desperate Situation as New Conflict Continues

London, UK — Rohingya Villagers in Northern Rakhine State have informed BHRN of food and medical shortages as the conflict intensifies in the region between Burmese security forces and the ethnic Rakhine armed group, the Arakan Army (AA). While the International Commit... Read more ►

January 30, 2019 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Burma ‘Dirty List’ – Engie Pull Out Of Upper Yeywa Dam Project

French multinational energy company Engie has informed Burma Campaign UK that it is pulling out of the Upper Yeywa dam project in Shan State Burma, after being placed on a ‘Dirty List’ by Burma Campaign UK in December 2018. Engie is a French multinational energy and serv... Read more ►