Progressive Voice - Press Releases (713 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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April 5, 2019 • Author: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Press Briefing Note on Myanmar

Myanmar  We are deeply disturbed by the intensification of the conflict in Rakhine State in recent weeks, and condemn what appear to be indiscriminate attacks and attacks directed at civilians by the Myanmar military and armed fighters in the context of the ongoing fighti... Read more ►

April 2, 2019 • Author: United Nations Secretary-General

Mr. Nicholas Koumjian of the United States of America – Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Koumjian of the United States of America as Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar. Mr. Koumjian will be the first Head of the Myanmar Mechanism, which was est... Read more ►

March 28, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Burma Must Protect Civilians in Rakhine Conflict

London, UK — The Burma Human Rights Network calls upon the Burmese Military to immediately cease operations inside of civilian areas in Rakhine State, particularly the use of artillery and helicopters, in their efforts to combat the Arakan Army. While the conflict betw... Read more ►

March 28, 2019 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Newtec: Stop Working for Burma’s Genocidal Generals

Newtec is a satellite communications company which is working for Mytel, a mobile phone company in Burma part-owned by the Burmese military. United Nations investigators documented how the Burmese military slaughtered Rohingya civilians, throwing babies alive into burning ho... Read more ►

March 21, 2019 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China

Government Inaction, Conflict, China’s ‘Gender Gap’ Fuel Sexual Slavery (Yangon) – The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China, Human Rights Watch said in a report rele... Read more ►

March 18, 2019 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Cooperate with ICC and Independent Mechanism on Accountability for Atrocities

Myanmar military announces “investigative court” to “scrutinize” allegations of human rights violations in Rakhine State (YANGON, March 18, 2019)—To ensure accountability for international crimes in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states, the Government of Myanmar should... Read more ►

March 14, 2019 • Author: Human Rights Watch

For Rohingya, Bangladesh’s Bhashan Char ‘Will Be Like a Prison’

Relocating Refugees to Unsafe Island Would Risk Lives, Livelihoods Bangladesh authorities say they will soon start relocating over 100,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal. Officials said this is necessary to reduce pressure on the world... Read more ►

March 14, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Special Rapporteur Report Highlights Need for Accountability

London, UK – The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma and the attention paid to limitations on citizenship rights for Muslims—an issue that BHRN has documented extensively. BHRN parti... Read more ►

March 14, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Special Rapporteur Report Highlights Need for Accountability

London, UK – The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma and the attention paid to limitations on citizenship rights for Muslims—an issue that BHRN has documented extensively. BHRN parti... Read more ►

March 11, 2019 • Author: UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

Myanmar: New Land Law Could Have Disastrous Impact on Ethnic Minorities

GENEVA (11 March 2019) – A UN expert has expressed grave concerns about the implementation of a new land law in Myanmar, affecting a third of the country, and the disastrous implications for traditional farming communities in ethnic minority regions. “Today marks the day... Read more ►

March 7, 2019 • Author: Article 19

Myanmar: Human Rights Council Must Hold the Line on Freedom of Expression, Rights Violations

The UN Human Rights Council must press the Myanmar government to end attacks on freedom of expression and prioritise reforms to the country’s legal and policy framework, ARTICLE 19 said in a briefing for Human Rights Council member states. Despite previous recommendatio... Read more ►

March 7, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice and Athan

Myanmar: Drop Defamation Charges Against Journalist Ko Swe Win and Repeal Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law

Second anniversary of the defamation charges brought against Ko Swe Win [Yangon, 7 March 2019] Myanmar authorities must drop the case against Ko Swe Win and take concrete steps to repeal Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, 77 organisations said in a joint statement ... Read more ►