Progressive Voice - Press Releases (594 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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June 20, 2018 • Author: Swedwatch

Machinery Providers Fail to Recognize Human Rights Risks in Myanmar’s Jade Mines

Irresponsible jade extraction has led to extensive human suffering and environmental degradation in Myanmar’s conflict-affected Kachin state. The use of heavy mining equipment, manufactured by companies such as Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo Construction Equipment, has ena... Read more ►

June 14, 2018 • Author: Amnesty International

Japan: Investigate Brewer Kirin over Payment to Myanmar Military Amid Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

Japanese beer company admitted its subsidiary made three donations during recent violence in Rakhine State Head of military filmed receiving donation which he said was for security forces Kirin admits it does not know how its donations were used Japanese authorities must u... Read more ►

June 14, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

BHRN Releases Report On Discrimination Against Muslim Passport Applicants

Burma Human Rights Network has released a report titled “Discrimination and Corruption Plague Burmese Passport System” detailing systemic discrimination and corruption found throughout Burma’s passport office. The report details the multiple mechanisms used by the Burm... Read more ►

June 12, 2018 • Author: Reporters Without Borders

Myanmar Bans Radio Free Asia for Using the Term “Rohingyas”

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Myanmar government’s latest interference in the work of journalists, a ban on local broadcasting by US government-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) for rightly using the term “Rohingyas” to refer to members of the persecuted M... Read more ►

June 11, 2018 • Author: International Organization for Migration

Two Days of Heavy Rain Hit Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugee Camps – Over 31,000 at High Risk from Flooding, Landslides

Cox’s Bazar – Heavy monsoon rains that began on Saturday (9/6) have caused severe structural damage to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camps. Over 31,000 of the camps’ one million refugees, who fled Myanmar, are still living in areas con... Read more ►

June 11, 2018 • Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Foreign Secretary Call with Aung San Suu Kyi

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke with Burma’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya people, and recent violence in Kachin and Shan States. The Foreign Secretary today (11 June) spoke to Burma’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi about the welfare of th... Read more ►

June 11, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Burma Must Release Unfairly Imprisoned Teacher Ma Hla Phyu

The Burma Human Rights network is calling on the Burmese authorities to immediately release 23-year-old Ma Hla Phyu, a Muslim teacher who was arrested, reportedly denied access to a lawyer and sentenced to a year in prison with hard labour for attempting to travel from Kyauk... Read more ►

June 5, 2018 • Author: International Organization for Migration

As IOM Marks 400,000 Medical Consultations During Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Funding Shortfall Brings New Threat to Lives

Cox’s Bazar – Medics with the UN Migration Agency (IOM) have now carried out more than 400,000 consultations in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh since late August 2017 when hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees started fleeing into the area to escape violence in Myanmar. N... Read more ►

June 4, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Burma Dismiss the Charges Against Kachin Peace Protesters

The Burma Human Rights Network is calling on authorities to dismiss charges against three Kachin protesters accused of defamation following mass protests between April 30th and May 6th. The protesters called on the evacuation of civilians from conflict areas after fighting d... Read more ►

May 31, 2018 • Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UNHCR and UNDP Agree on Text of MOU with Myanmar to Support the Creation of Conditions for the Return of Rohingya Refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNDP, the UN Development Programme, agreed today in Nay Pyi Taw with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the text for the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It is planned that the MoU will be signed in the co... Read more ►

May 31, 2018 • Author: European Commission

Rohingya Crisis: €40 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Bangladesh and Myanmar

The European Commission has released €40 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving support to vulnerable Rohingya civilians and host communities in Bangladesh and across Myanmar’s Rakhine State. This comes on top of the €51 million the Commission mobilise... Read more ►

May 31, 2018 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Eu Must Reveal Which Members Are Training The Burmese Military

Burma Campaign UK is today calling on the EU to reveal which EU members are providing training to the Burmese military, and publish details of that training. When EU members published their response to the Rohingya crisis, they claimed they were prohibiting training and co-o... Read more ►

May 24, 2018 • Author: Fortify Rights and Human Rights Watch

Myanmar: Deadline to Report on Rape of Rohingya to UN

Committee Seeks Information on Rakhine State Atrocities Against Women, Girls Rohingya survivor of the military-led attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine State now living as a refugee in Bangladesh ©Fortify Rights/Reza Shahriar, 2017 ... Read more ►

May 23, 2018 • Author: Refugees International

Aid Restrictions Endangering Rohingya Ahead of Monsoons in Bangladesh

This Refugees International (RI) report warns that a humanitarian catastrophe is imminently threatening nearly one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Survivors of the brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh now face the onset... Read more ►

May 23, 2018 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Bangladesh: Landslides Threaten Rohingya Shelters

Disaster Looms in Refugee Camps; Safer Ground Needed Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Bangladesh are at imminent risk of landslides. Bangladesh authorities, with the assistance of the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies, should urgently rel... Read more ►