Progressive Voice - Press Releases (692 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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December 11, 2018 • Author: UN Human Rights

Myanmar: UN Expert Dismayed by Jail Terms for Kachin Activists

GENEVA (11 December 2018) – A UN human rights expert has expressed her dismay at the imprisonment of three ethnic Kachin activists for allegedly criticizing the Myanmar military during peaceful demonstrations in April. “It is wholly unacceptable that Lum Zawng, Nang Pu a... Read more ►

December 11, 2018 • Author: Fortify Rights

Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Protect Media Freedom: One-year Anniversary of the Arbitrary Detention of Reuters Journalists

(YANGON, December 11, 2018)— The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally free two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on politically motivated charges, said Fortify Rights today. December 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the arbi... Read more ►

December 10, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Kachin Human Rights Activists in Prison on UDHR Anniversary

London, UK – On this 70th Human Rights Day, the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) condemns the sentencing of Kachin anti-war activists Nang Pu, Lum Zawng and Zau Jat for speaking out against the Burmese military’s crimes. BHRN calls on the National League for Democracy (... Read more ►

December 10, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

This Human Rights Day the World Needs to Remember Burma

London, UK — To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the world celebrates International Human Rights Day. In this spirit, Burma Human Rights Network calls upon the world to reflect and respond to the ongoing huma... Read more ►

December 8, 2018 • Author: Kachin National Organisation

The Kachin National Organisation Condemns the Sentence of Kachin Peaceful Protest Organisers

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December 7, 2018 • Author: the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT)

Report Finds Evidence of Forced Marriage of Myanmar Women to Chinese Men

Study estimates there are over 7,400 women in forced marriages in four districts in Myanmar and one Chinese prefecture Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry and bear children, according to new research led by the Johns Ho... Read more ►

December 7, 2018 • Author: Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Joint Communique Signed Between the United Nations and the Government of Myanmar to Prevent and Respond to Conflict-related Sexual Violence in Myanmar

New York, 07 December 2018: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, signed a Joint Communique between the Government of Myanmar and the United Nations to address conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar. ... Read more ►

December 5, 2018 • Author: Shan communities and local Members of Parliaments

Shan Communities and MPs Call for Cancellation of Dams in Conflict-torn Northern and Southern Shan State

Shan communities and local Members of Parliaments are holding a press conference today in Yangon, to call for an immediate cancellation of the Upper Yeywa dam in northern Shan State and the Upper Kengtawng dam in southern Shan State, citing devastating social and environment... Read more ►

December 3, 2018 • Author: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Museum Finds Compelling Evidence Genocide was Committed Against Rohingya, Warns of Continued Threat

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum said today that there is compelling evidence that the Burmese military committed ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Rohingya, the Muslim minority population of Burma. The Museum c... Read more ►

November 27, 2018 • Author: Human Rights Foundation of Monland

New Report and Documentary “The Attran River to Pyar Taung” Highlights the MCL Cement Factory’s Damage to Local Environment and Livelihoods

HURFOM joined together with Pyar Taung Region Social Development Association to launch a new report and documentary—The Attran River to Pyar Taung—on November 15th 2018 at the Rehmonnya Hotel in Mawlamyine, Mon State. The event was attended by around 150 people, includin... Read more ►

November 26, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Ultra Nationalists Interrupt Prophet Mohammed Birthday Anniversary

London, UK — A group of 30 people, including ultra-nationalist monks and individuals in masks, gathered in front of a venue where Burmese Muslims were commemorating the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohamed on Shan Kone Street in Yangon’s Sanchaung Township. Th... Read more ►

November 25, 2018 • Author: Shan Women's Action Network

The Shan Women’s Action Network Addresses Gaps in Women’s Peace and Security for the 16-Days of Activism Campaign

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