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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Military Confiscation of Karenni Ancestral Land in Karenni State, Burma

August 11, 2016 • Author: Karenni Social Development Center

In Karenni State, the people and their ancestors have traditionally depended on agricultural land for their livelihood. The traditional way of life of the Karenni people has been complicated by the unlawful confiscation of villagers’ ancestral lands by the Burmese military... Read more ►

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International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

August 10, 2016 • Author: US Department of State

The constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to freely profess and practice religion subject to public order, morality or health and to the other provisions of this Constitution.” The government adopted a package of four laws that many local and international non... Read more ►

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Women’s Inclusion in Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

August 8, 2016 • Author: Inclusive Security

Ceasefire agreements play a crucial role in ending armed conflict. They are often the primary tool to reduce or stop violence and create space for political negotiations. Due to their technical nature, ceasefire talks have been historically exclusive processes between govern... Read more ►

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International Law on Minorities’ Right to Self-Identify

August 8, 2016 • Author: Destination Justice

The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim minority concentrated in Rakhine State (also known as Arkan State) in Myanmar. According to the late Gordon Luce and Than Tun, leading historians of pre-colonial Burma, stone inscriptions dating back to 1400 AD establish the historical... Read more ►

Fleeing Sexual Violence from Yebyu Township to the Thailand-Burma Border: Mon IDP Report Case Study #1

August 7, 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 ►

Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar

August 3, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

This report presents women’s testimonies in respect of various issues during the reporting period of January 2012 to March 2016. These issues include the dangers posed to women by the presence of armed actors in communities; the effects of land confiscation and development... Read more ►

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KILLING FOR COAL: arbitrary arrest, torture, and killing of villagers by Burma Army to secure Nam Ma coal mines

August 2, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Burmese government troops committed serious human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest, torture and killing of local villagers, during their offensive to drive out the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) from the coal mining area of Nam Ma, Hsipaw towns... Read more ►

Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma

July 30, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Foundation of Monland

Over the years, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has produced a number of accounts highlighting the hardship faced by Mon people who have become victims to land confiscation. In this report, HURFOM reports on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct... Read more ►

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Anti Muslim violence in Thuyethamain village on 23rd June 2016

July 19, 2016 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

A group of 11 people from Thuyethamain village sent a complaint letter to the Township Development Committee on 6 June, stating that they suspected that a warehouse under construction in the village was actually projected to be used as an Islamic school. The warehouse was be... Read more ►

CEDAW Shadow Report: Still a Long Way to Go

July 15, 2016 • Author: Women's League of Burma

From 1962 to 2011 in Burma, the combination of repressive rule by a male-dominated military and a traditional cultural patriarchy had insidious and pervasive long-term negative effects on women’s equality. Decades of repression adversely impacted women’s health, well-bei... Read more ►

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Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call urges an end to mine use in northern Shan State

July 14, 2016 • Author: Geneva Call

Reports indicate an apparent sharp increase in landmine incidents in northern Shan State, despite commitments made by armed actors not to use these devices. To date in 2016, 14 such incidents have already resulted in 12 civilian deaths and 29 injuries. By comparison, in all... Read more ►

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Burma Army must be held accountable for extrajudicial killing of seven villagers in Mong Yaw

July 13, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Interviews carried out by SHRF with local witnesses show clearly that the Burma Army were responsible for the deaths of seven villagers in Mong Yaw, Lashio district, in June 2016. SHRF therefore urges the NLD-led government to take immediate action to ensure that the militar... Read more ►