Progressive Voice - Resources (461 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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Legal opinion regarding abuses against civilians in non-ceasefire areas as potential violations of the Myanmar Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

October 20, 2016 • Author: International Human Rights Clinic

On October 15, 2015, the government of Myanmar and eight ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), a longawaited settlement aimed at facilitating political dialogue to end armed conflict in Myanmar. The agreement was heralded as a sig... Read more ►

Ongoing militarisation in southeast Myanmar

October 20, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Since 1949 different Karen ethnic armed groups have been fighting against the Myanmar government’s army (Tatmadaw). Arguably it is the world’s longest-running civil war. In 2011, former President Thein Sein opened the door for ethnic groups to negotiate peace with the go... Read more ►

Myanmar’s Peace Process: Getting to a Political Dialogue

October 19, 2016 • Author: International Crisis Group

I. Overview The current government term may be the best chance for a negotiated political settlement to almost 70 years of armed conflict that has devastated the lives of minority communities and held back Myanmar as a whole. Aung San Suu Kyi and her administration have made... Read more ►

Myanmar: The Dilemma of Ceasefires but No Peace

October 19, 2016 • Author: Lahpai Seng Raw/The Transnational Institute

“Do not put your trust in man. Rather, trust the constitution that we will be drafting.” These were the very words that Bogyoke Aung San used to address the deep mistrust expressed by Shan, Kachin and Chin representatives about certain ethnic Bamar leaders when ... Read more ►

Hpa-an Field Report: Continued difficulties under ceasefire, January to December 2015

October 18, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

This Field Report includes information submitted by KHRG researchers describing events occurring in Hpa-an District between January and December 2015. It describes different human rights violations and other issues which are important to the local community, including educat... Read more ►

Where There is Police, There is Persecution Government Security Forces and Human Rights Abuses in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State

October 18, 2016 • Author: Physicians for Human Rights

In Rakhine State, in western Myanmar, the government has committed human rights violations against the population for decades, including forced evictions, arbitrary detention, restrictions on freedom of movement, denial of the right to citizenship, and discrimination in acce... Read more ►

Investment protection treaties endanger democratic reform and peace initiatives in Myanmar

October 17, 2016 • Author: Pietje Vervest/The Transnational Institute

In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar’s nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic. Following a reform process initiated by the previous mili... Read more ►

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Urgent Requests: Concerns and Requests Related to the Humanitarian Situation in Kachin and Northern Shan States, Myanmar

October 14, 2016 • Author: Kachin Joint Strategy Team

The armed conflict between the Government of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) has displaced over 120,000 civilians to 167 camps across Kachin and Northern Shan States. As of August 2016, multiple peace process negotiations are yet to bring any concrete ... Read more ►

Burma Army provokes fighting with Shan NCA signatory, shells civilian areas, displacing 2,000 in Mong Kung

October 12, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

SHRF condemns the Burma Army’s provocation of fighting with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) in Mong Kung, central Shan State, despite the RCSS/SSA signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting has involved shelling of civilian ar... Read more ►

Burma Army Offensive in Waingmaw Township Continues

October 4, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

September Clash Account (Kachin State and Northern Shan State) Clashes – 61 Burma Army Jet (Attack) – 2 Burma Army Jet (Recon) – 13 Burma Army Helo (Attack) – 3 Burma Army Helo (Recon) – 5 Burma Army Killed – 12 Burma Army Wounded – 10 Kachin Independence Army ... Read more ►

Karen State September 2016 Conflict: The Real Motivations Behind Renewed War

September 29, 2016 • Author: Karen Rivers Watch

While the Burmese government and Karen leaders are holding historic peace talks in Naypyidaw, the Burma Army and its Border Guard Force (BGF) wages war in Karen State to expand its control over Karen territories, in order to push for an environmentally and socially destructi... Read more ►

Ann Din Coal Power Plant: Local Movement and Action to Preserve and Protect Natural Resources and Land: Mon IDP Report Case Study #4

September 28, 2016 • Author: Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland

The following case study is from the joint report “Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma” by Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Burma Link, and Burma Partnership, which was launched in a press conference in Rangoon on August 12th and ... Read more ►