Progressive Voice - Press Releases (738 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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U.S.: Lifting Sanctions on Myanmar Puts Human Rights Progress At Risk

September 15, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

YANGON, September 15, 2016)—A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on Myanmar could pose a threat to peace, the democratic transition, and the protection of human rights in the country, Fortify Rights said today. An Executive Order must b... Read more ►

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Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma’s Statement

September 15, 2016 • Author: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America. After having the opportunity to discuss ongoing human rights issues in Burma with British Prime Minister Theresa May and United States President Barack Ob... Read more ►

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Bob Corker Statement on Meeting with Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

September 14, 2016 • Author: U.S. Senator Bob Corker

Senator Says He is “Somewhat Appalled” by Dismissive Reaction to Human Trafficking Concerns WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after a breakfast meeting with Burmese... Read more ►

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Gardner Introduces Bill to Assist Democratic Transition and Spur Economic Development in Burma

September 14, 2016 • Author: Senator Cory Gardner

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced the Empower Burma Act, legislation that aims to assist in... Read more ►

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Terminating the National Emergency for Burma

September 14, 2016 • Author: U.S. Department of State

On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma. The announcement came after the President met and discussed these issues with ... Read more ►

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Presidential Proclamation to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

September 14, 2016 • Author: The White House

TO MODIFY DUTY-FREE TREATMENT UNDER THE GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION 1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the President to designate ... Read more ►

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Joint Statement between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the United States of America

September 14, 2016 • Author: The White House

At the invitation of President Barack Obama, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is on an official visit to Washington, D.C. in September 2016. During the visit, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Obama held a meet... Read more ►

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Karen National Union Statement on Military Activities by Government Tatmadaw (Army) and BGF Forces in Mae Thawaw Region in Contact with Pa-an and Papun Districts

September 13, 2016 • Author: Karen National Union

The Karen National Union (KNU) has signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Union of Myanmar Government and has given priority to the peace processes and has been undertaking the realization of them with the Union Government, including the Tatmadaw. While undert... Read more ►

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PM meeting with Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

September 13, 2016 • Author: 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

A Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister welcomed Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Downing Street today for bilateral discussions, in Aung San Suu Kyi’s first visit outside of Asia since her National League for Democracy party’s historic electio... Read more ►

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Cardin, McCain Introduce Legislation to Support Burma During Historic Political, Economic Transition, Remain Focused on Human Rights Issues

September 13, 2016 • Author: United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, and John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, introduced legislation today to lend additional U.S. support to Burma’s ongoing political transiti... Read more ►

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Foreign Secretary meets Aung San Suu Kyi in London

September 12, 2016 • Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Boris Johnson has welcomed Burmese leader and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her first visit outside of Asia since her party’s historic election success in November 2015. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Burmese leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Mee... Read more ►

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Devastating downstream impacts of planned Salween Dams detailed in new report

September 7, 2016 • Author: Mon Youth Progressive Organization

The Mon Youth Progressive Organization (MYPO) today launched a report analyzing the potential downstream impacts of the Salween Dams on local communities and ecosystems in Mon and Karen States, finding that the dams would cause irreparable damage to local livelihoods and the... Read more ►