Progressive Voice - Blog Posts (107 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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October 31, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Urgent Action Needed to End Ongoing Atrocity Crimes

In his briefing to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 24 October, 2018, the Chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar[1], Marzuki Darusman, called the situation in Rakhine State “an ongoing genocide,” and reminded the Council of its responsibi... Read more ►

October 26, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Solidarity and Struggle

Striking workers from one of Yangon’s hundreds of garment factories experienced the cold and often vicious realities of the unregulated and destructive capitalism that is characterizing the economic liberalization of Myanmar[1] since 2011. A gang of thugs set about beating... Read more ►

October 18, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

The Absence of Human Rights Protection

“Myanmar is facing a critical time in its history, with various human rights crises around the country. Now more than ever we need a strong, capable, and principled human rights institution that is independent from the Government and the military.”Thwin Linn Aung, Direct... Read more ►

October 12, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Myanmar Needs a Genuine Peace Process

If the peace process is to move forward, the Myanmar military must immediately take steps to cease its military operations and withdraw from ethnic areas in order to reduce the conflict’s impact on civilians, and to begin the long process of building trust with conflict-af... Read more ►

October 3, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Will Anyone Defend the Defenders?

“These human rights defenders need to be adequately protected and supported. There is an urgent need to create safe and conducive civil society space so that the people of Myanmar can openly question the military’s actions and speak out in support of truth, justice and a... Read more ►

September 27, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Justice for the People of Myanmar

“I have never been confronted by crimes as horrendous and on such a scale as these.”Marzuki Darusman, Chairperson of the IIFFMM As the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) concludes this week, it is vital that the Resolution tabled jointly by the European Union... Read more ►

September 19, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Repression by Any Means Necessary

As the world focuses on crimes committed by the Myanmar[1] military against the Rohingya and other ethnic and religious minorities, as described by the report of the International Fact-Finding Mission to Myanmar (IIFFMM) released on 18 September, 2018, Myanmar’s judicial s... Read more ►

September 11, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Bravery Amidst the Direst Circumstances

“My husband is an honest man who has done nothing wrong against the state. He works as a correspondent and he was put in prison for doing his job. That is unjust.”Chit Su Win, Kyaw Soe Oo’s wife The seven year sentence handed down to the two Reuters journalists for the... Read more ►

September 5, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Crime and Punishment?

The fallout continues from the release of the UN-mandated Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar’s (IIFFMM) report that concludes that the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar[1] military, Min Aung Hlaing, and other top generals, should be investigated and ... Read more ►

August 30, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Justice for Genocide

The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar[1] (IIFFMM), in its abbreviated report to the Human Rights Council released on 27 August, 2018, called for the investigation and prosecution of Myanmar military leaders for genocide in Rakhine State, and found ... Read more ►

August 22, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Fundamental Freedoms At Risk

Fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly are facing an existential crisis in Myanmar[1] today. Various incidents, including the charges faced by organizers of a Karen Martyrs Day celebration, the National League for Democracy (NLD) Magwe Region Party Chai... Read more ►

August 15, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

An Unfinished Movement for Democracy and Human Rights

It has been thirty years since the nationwide, society-wide demonstrations in Myanmar[1], often known as 8-8-88, galvanized the movement for freedom, democracy and human rights, becoming a reference point for democracy activism ever since. Many changes have occurred in the p... Read more ►