Progressive Voice - Press Releases (666 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

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April 30, 2018 • Author: International Rescue Committee

Beyond Rakhine, civilians at risk in Northern Shan and Kachin as violence continues in Myanmar

Aid agencies unable to reach those most in need As conflict reignites in Northern Shan and Kachin, 5,000 people this month displaced by the world’s longest running civil war More than 120,000 displaced in Myanmar’s hidden crisis New York, NY, April 30, 2018 — The In... Read more ►

April 26, 2018 • Author: Council of the European Union

Myanmar/Burma: EU extends and strengthens its arms embargo, and adopts a framework for targeted measures against officials responsible for serious human rights violations

On 26 April, the Council imposed further restrictive measures on Myanmar/Burma, strengthening the EU’s arms embargo and targeting the Myanmar/Burma army and border guard police officials. The Council extended the existing embargo on arms and equipment that can be used ... Read more ►

April 26, 2018 • Author: Karen Peace Support Network

The Nightmare Returns: Karen Hopes for Peace and Stability Dashed by Burma Army’s Actions

A new report and documentary film by the Karen Peace Support Network have been produced to highlight the ongoing plight of the Karen people who must continue to flee the Burma Army’s military operations despite the existence of ceasefire agreements, including the Natio... Read more ►

April 25, 2018 • Author: Karen Peace Support Network

Karen Human Rights Report Launch Blocked

Chiang Mai, 25th April: An event covering the current, unfolding humanitarian crisis in Karen State’s Mutraw (Hpapun) District has been cancelled. Karen Peace Support Network’s (KPSN) report launch event, tabled for today, was planned to raise awareness about the plight ... Read more ►

April 23, 2018 • Author: ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

Joint Media Statement by H.E. Associate Prof. Dinna Wisnu and H.E. Mr. Edmund Bon Tai Soon, Representatives to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

Human rights experts from the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) call on urgent action by ASEAN to develop a ‘whole-of-ASEAN approach’ in cooperation with Myanmar to deal more effectively with the human rights and refugee crises emerging from Rakh... Read more ►

April 20, 2018 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Burma: Kachin Christians Freed from Prison

Two ethnic Kachin Christians, who were imprisoned in 2017 for assisting journalists reporting on the bombing of a Catholic Church by the Burma Army, were freed on 18 April along with approximately 34 other political prisoners. However, at least 90 political prisoners remain... Read more ►

April 19, 2018 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Account for Murder of Two Kachin Civilians

(YANGON, April 19, 2018)— Myanmar authorities should immediately account for the killings of ethnic-Kachin civilians Hpaugan Yaw and Nhkum Naw San, Fortify Rights said today. The Myanmar military should also drop charges against a victim’s family member who called for ac... Read more ►

April 17, 2018 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Disappointment As Aung San Suu Kyi Keeps Around 90 Political Prisoners in Jail

Burma Campaign UK today expressed disappointment at the apparent decision by Aung San Suu Kyi to keep around 90 political prisoners in jail. The reported release of 36 political prisoners today is wonderful news for those political prisoners and their families, but also repr... Read more ►

April 17, 2018 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Two Kachin Religious Leaders Freed in Amnesty

(YANGON, April 17, 2018)— The Government of Myanmar should cease targeting human rights defenders and release all remaining political prisoners and those arbitrarily detained, Fortify Rights said today. Myanmar authorities released two ethnic-Kachin religious le... Read more ►

April 11, 2018 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Case Against Reuters Journalists Upheld as Media Restrictions Intensify

Responding to the decision by a Myanmar court to press forward with the criminal case against Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific said: “This appalling but wholly unsurprising deci... Read more ►

April 11, 2018 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Boat Arrivals Reemphasize the Need for Regional Action on Rohingya Crisis, ASEAN MPs Warn

JAKARTA, 11 April 2018 — The arrival in Malaysia and Indonesia of boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is a worrying potential signal of further regional repercussions of ongoing persecution in Rakhine State, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) warned t... Read more ►

April 10, 2018 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network

A Tribute to Saw O Moo: Karen Indigenous Rights Defender Gunned Down by Burma Army Soldiers in Mutraw District, Karen State

Indigenous Karen people of Mutraw and staff of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) are mourning the loss of one of their most committed land protectors, peace advocates, and Indigenous rights defenders: Saw O Moo. On April 5, 2018, Saw O Moo travelled f... Read more ►