Progressive Voice - Resources (360 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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မိမိရွာလိုေသာ အေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ားကို ေအာက္ပါအကြက္မ်ားထဲတြင္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ျဖည့္စြက္ ရွာေဖြႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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June 21, 2018 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network

Studying Orchids, Enriching Lives

Women-Led Orchid Research to Strengthen Kheshorter and Thawthee Pwawghaw Community Forests Management in Salween Peace Park, Mutraw District, Karen State, Burma/Myanmar This Karen language report details women-lead orchid research lead by the indigenous Karen women in the co... Read more ►

June 20, 2018 • Author: Swedwatch

Overlooked and Undermined: Communities Affected by Jade Mining Operations in Myanmar, and The Responsibilities of Companies Providing Machinery

Executive summary Since early 2000s, the dramatically increased use of heavy mining machinery in Myanmar has enabled the extraction of minerals at an unprecedented speed. Impacts on local communities in the country’s jade extraction area, where mining plays a key role in w... Read more ►

June 14, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Discrimination and Corruption Plague Burmese Passport System

Executive Summary: Burmese Muslim applicants are coerced to arbitrarily register as non-Burmese nationalities such as Pakistani, Indian, etc to further establish them as “mixed blood” Muslim applicants for passports who are identified as Bengali, Pakistani, Indian, or C... Read more ►

June 6, 2018 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Northern Burma Update: Burma Army Attacks a Church and Shells a Home

Kachin State, Burma A Burma Army mortar landed 15 meters from the church and failed to explode. Burma Army Attacks a Church and Shells a Home Burma Army soldiers from Kamaing Byuha Base indiscriminately fired rifles and rifle grenades at a Roman Catholic church and a nearb... Read more ►

June 3, 2018 • Author: KNU Concerned Group

Analysis of Myanmar/Burma Peace Process (No 1) May 2018

Introduction Six years and three months have passed since the beginning of Myanmar’s/Burma’s peace process. The peoples across Myanmar/Burma, the Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) and Ethnic political parties have been hoping to see meaningful structural changes and genu... Read more ►

May 31, 2018 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Northern Burma Conflict Update: 18-25 May 2018

Kachin State and Northern Shan State Total Military Actions – 23 Troop Clashes – 17 Artillery Attacks – 2 Remote Mine Attacks – 3 Landmines – 1 Burma Army Helo (Troop transport and resupply) – 4 Burma Army Drones (Recon) – 1 Burma Army Killed – 3 Burma Army ... Read more ►

May 29, 2018 • Author: U.S. Department of State

Burma: Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom (2017)

Executive Summary The constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to freely profess and practice religion subject to public order, morality or health and to the other provisions of this Constitution.” The law prohibits speech or acts insulting or defaming any religi... Read more ►

May 28, 2018 • Author: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ိဳးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ ၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္အစီရင္ခံစာ

နိဒါန္း ေကာ္မရွင္ ဖြဲ႕စည္းျခင္း ၁။ ျပည္ေထာင္စုလြတ္ေတာ္ ဥပေဒအမွတ္ ၂၁ ျဖင့္ ၂၀၁၄ ခုႏွစ္၊ မတ္လ ၂၈ ရက္ေ... Read more ►

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

Submission to CEDAW regarding Myanmar’s Exceptional Report on the Situation of Women and Girls from Northern Rakhine State

Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights welcome the opportunity to provide joint input into the November 2017 request by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for an exceptional report from the Myanmar government on the situation of women and... Read more ►

May 24, 2018 • Author: Paung Ku and Transnational Institute

Paradigm Trap: The Development Establishment’s Embrace of Myanmar and How to Break Loose

Summary Is it possible for Myanmar to take a path to sustainable development that would avoid the pitfalls of the orthodox development paradigm? This report argues that this is not only necessary but possible. Before elucidating this alternative paradigm, the report discusse... Read more ►

May 24, 2018 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Hpapun Situation Update: Lu Thaw Township, February to March 2018

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District during the period between February and March 2018, including information about fighting, internal displacement, education, health and livelihoods challenges. The Tatmadaw have been reconst... Read more ►

May 23, 2018 • Author: Refugees International

Unnatural Disaster: Aid Restrictions Endangering Rohingya Ahead of Monsoons in Bangladesh

SUMMARY The monsoon and cyclone seasons and crises to come. The Rohingya are one of the most vulnerable populations in the world, survivors of a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Now another humanitarian catastrophe is imminently threatening the nearly one mill... Read more ►

May 22, 2018 • Author: House of Commons International Development Committee

Bangladesh, Burma and the Rohingya Crisis

Summary Burma In the face of the ethnic cleansing, some argue genocide, of the Rohingya by the Burmese authorities—and with a return to attacks against ethnic groups in the North East of Burma—it is time for the DFID once again to review its engagement with Burma. The UK... Read more ►

May 22, 2018 • Author: Transnational Institute

Decriminalise Agro-Forestry: A primer on shifting cultivation in Myanmar

Shifting cultivation is a form of agro-forestry in which the cultivation of annual agricultural crops is combined with fallowing long enough for trees to grow before the plot is cultivated again. Why is shifting cultivation so controversial, and why do different stake­hold... Read more ►

May 16, 2018 • Author: International Crisis Group

The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Executive Summary In the last eight months, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled indiscriminate and brutal operations by Myanmar’s military in northern Rakhine State to Bangladesh, joining tens of thousands who left earlier in 2017, and many more from previous years. The two ... Read more ►