Progressive Voice - Blog Posts (124 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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No Safety, No Return – Involuntary and Non-Consultative Closure of IDP Camps a Violation of the Principles of International Law

December 6, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

In June 2018 when the Myanmar[1] government announced its decision to close down the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Karen, Kachin, Shan and Rakhine States, over 100 CSOs expressed grave concerns regarding the government’s strategy, calling the move premature a... Read more ►

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women a Day of Shame for Myanmar

November 28, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

On 25 November, the world marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Myanmar[1], however, violence against women perpetrated by state actors, especially in ethnic and religious minority communities, is systemic, as documented by ethnic women... Read more ►

Root Causes of Displacement Must Be Addressed

November 23, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

What links the situation for Rohingya refugees who are living in Bangladesh and the IDPs and refugees living in southeastern Myanmar and the camps in Thailand is that the root causes of their displacement remain unaddressed. The ultimately postponed plan for over 2,000 Rohin... Read more ►

Apartheid Awaits for Rohingya

November 14, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Despite the horrific violence, institutionalized discrimination, and curtailment of many basic human rights, the repatriation of Rohingya to Rakhine State is due to start this week, as decreed by the Joint Working Group that consists of officials from the Governments of Ban... Read more ►

By-Election Losses, Violence and Faltering Trust

November 9, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

“While the continuing increase in the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) indicates a need for increased support from humanitarian aid organizations, the Myanmar military has instead demonstrated that civilian aid workers can be targeted and detained for carrying... Read more ►

Urgent Action Needed to End Ongoing Atrocity Crimes

October 31, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

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 ►

Solidarity and Struggle

October 26, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

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 ►

The Absence of Human Rights Protection

October 18, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

“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 ►

Myanmar Needs a Genuine Peace Process

October 12, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

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 ►

Will Anyone Defend the Defenders?

October 3, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

“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 ►

Justice for the People of Myanmar

September 27, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

“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 ►

Repression by Any Means Necessary

September 19, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

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 ►