Progressive Voice - Press Releases (612 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 www.burmapartnership.org

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္ http://www.burmapartnership.org/  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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August 8, 2018 • Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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

An aerial view shows burned down villages once inhabited by the Rohingya in northern Rakhine state, Myanmar. © UNHCR/Michelle Nichols Two months since the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNHCR, UNDP, and the Government of Myanmar, UNHCR, ... Read more ►

August 7, 2018 • Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR’s Grandi appeals to Asia-Pacific ministers, business leaders for solidarity with refugees, people of Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Rohingya families arrive at a UNHCR transit centre near the village of Anjuman Para, Cox’s Bazar, south-east Bangladesh after spending four days stranded at the Myanmar border with some 6,800 refugees. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi ... Read more ►

August 3, 2018 • Author: The South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC), the South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAHRF), the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO), the Chin Refugee Committee Delhi (CRC) and the Independent Chin Communities Malaysia (ICC)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Termination of International Protection for Chin Refugees Violates International Refugee Law

The South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC), the South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAHRF), the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) the Chin Refugee Committee Delhi (CRC) and the Independent Chin Communities Malaysia (ICC) are requesting an urgent review and... Read more ►

July 26, 2018 • Author: Burma Rivers Network

The Burmese Government Must Learn From the Dam Disaster in Laos

Burma Rivers Network is greatly saddened by the dam collapse in Laos and calls urgently on the Burmese government to check the stability of existing large dams and stop construction of any new ones to prevent a similar disaster in Burma. On July 23, heavy rainfall caused the... Read more ►

July 25, 2018 • Author: Refugees International

Victims’ Rights: Human Rights Abuses and The Persecution of Minorities in Northern Myanmar

The following is testimony delivered by Senior Advocate for Human Rights Daniel P. Sullivan at a July 25, 2018 Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on “Victims’ Rights in Burma.” Thank you, Chairman McGovern, Chairman Hultgren, and members of the Tom Lantos Hum... Read more ►

July 25, 2018 • Author: Human Rights Foundation of Monland and Women and Child Rights Project

HURFOM Report Shows Worrying Trend in Sexual Violence Against Children in Mon State and Mon Areas of Southern Burma

HURFOM’s Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP) releases: ‘“A Girl’s Life was Destroyed”: Sexual violence against children continues to rise in Mon State and Mon areas of southern Burma’. The report documents 14 cases of sexual violence against children, including... Read more ►

July 23, 2018 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Now or Never – Is Time Running Out For Rohingya to get Citizenship?

The denial of citizenship to the Rohingya people is one of the foundation stones which underpins prejudice and violence against the Rohingya. Their right of citizenship is one of the top demands of Rohingya, including a key condition for refugees before returning to Burma. A... Read more ►

July 19, 2018 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: International Accountability Needed for Military-Planned Genocide Against Rohingya

Report finds “reasonable grounds” for ICC arrest warrants, identifies 22 military and police officials (BANGKOK and COX’S BAZAR, July 19, 2018)—The Myanmar authorities made “extensive and systematic preparations” for attacks against Rohingya civilians during the... Read more ►

July 17, 2018 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Farmers Seek Return of Seized Land: Reform Laws to Protect Rights of Small Landowners

La Win, 61, a farmer from the Ayeyarwady Region, sits on a portion of the 35 acres of land he said was taken from him in 2004 by a company. When asked about the effect of the seizure of the land he said, “I suffered great losses in every aspect of my life.” © 2017 Patri... Read more ►

July 16, 2018 • Author: Conservation Alliance of Tanawthari

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ – ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ GEF ၏ ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးစီမံကိန္းသည္ ဌာေနတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား၏ အခြင့္အေရးကိုခ်ိဳးေဖာက္ေနျခင္း

တေနာသရီသဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးဆိုင္ရာ မဟာမိတ္ဖက္အဖြဲ႔ (CAT ) ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၊ တနသၤာရီတိုင္းမွာအ... Read more ►

July 16, 2018 • Author: Conservation Alliance of Tanawthari

Global Environment Facility Conservation Project in Myanmar Violates Indigenous Rights

On 16 July, 2018 the Conservation Alliance Tanawthari (CAT) submitted a formal complaint concerning the violation of Karen indigenous peoples’ right to Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Ridge to Reef conservation project in Tan... Read more ►

July 12, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

ျမန္မာအာဏာပိုင္မ်ားမွ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာဆႏၵျပသူမ်ားအေပၚ စြဲခ်က္အားလံုး ႐ုပ္သိမ္းကာ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာစုေဝးျခင္းႏွင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္း...

[ရန္ကုန္ – ၂၀၁၈ ခုႏွစ္ ဇူလိုင္လ ၁၂ ရက္ေန႔] ျမန္မာအာဏာပိုင္မ်ားအေနျဖင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာစုေဝးခြင့္ က... Read more ►

July 12, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Myanmar Authorities Must Drop All Charges Against Peaceful Protesters and Amend the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law

[Yangon – 12 July, 2018] The Myanmar authorities must immediately drop all charges against individuals who have been wrongfully charged for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and work towards amending the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession L... Read more ►

July 9, 2018 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Strengthen Targeted Sanctions on Burma: 46 Groups Call Legislation ‘Imperative’ to Address Atrocities

(Washington, DC) – The US Congress should adopt legislation to enhance targeted sanctions against Burmese military commanders who are implicated in serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to congressional leaders with 45 other nongovernmental... Read more ►

June 29, 2018 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Prosecute Dismissed Officers for Atrocities: UN Security Council Should Urgently Refer Myanmar to the ICC

(New York, June 29, 2018) – The Myanmar government should prosecute recently removed army officers for their role in atrocities against ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 25, 2018, in a statement posted on a Myanmar military Facebook page, the mil... Read more ►