Progressive Voice - Press Releases (767 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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Burma: Five years on, still no investigation into Sumlut Roi Ja’s enforced disappearance

October 28, 2016 • Author: International Federation for Human Rights and Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

Paris, Bangkok, 28 October 2016: Burma’s government must launch a thorough, independent, and impartial investigation into the disappearance of Sumlut Roi Ja and sign and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPP... Read more ►

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Authorities must investigate security forces as reports of Rakhine abuses mount

October 28, 2016 • Author: Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling for an prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the conduct of Myanmar’s security forces in the restive Rakhine state for human rights violations committed during ongoing security operations in the region. The organization has rec... Read more ►

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Burma: Invite UN to Assist Rakhine Inquiry

October 28, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Impartial Investigation Into Abuses by All Sides Necessary (New York, October 28, 2016) – The Burmese government should invite the United Nations to participate in a thorough and impartial investigation into deadly attacks on police and subsequent allegations of summary ki... Read more ►

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International community must not lose sight of Myanmar challenges, UN expert warns

October 28, 2016 • Author: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Myanmar/Yanghee Lee

NEW YORK / GENEVA (28 October 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has issued a strong call to the international community not to forget about the remaining human rights challenges in the country. “Significant steps forwa... Read more ►

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International action needed as Rohingya face executions, rape, mass arrests and starvation

October 27, 2016 • Author: Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK

As the Rohingya of Burma face the worst human rights and humanitarian crisis in decades, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK calls on governments, ASEAN and the United Nations to act now to prevent further violations of international law and mass starvation as a result of human... Read more ►

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Lahu report exposes Burma Army’s strategic reliance on the drug trade in the Golden Triangle

October 27, 2016 • Author: Lahu National Development Organisation

A new report by the Lahu National Development Organisation (LNDO) exposes the Burma Army’s reliance on the drug trade to subsidize its expanding militia forces in eastern Shan State. The report, “Naypyidaw’s drug addiction,” based on unique access to ground sources, ... Read more ►

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Government inaction shows unwillingness to address Rohingya issues

October 26, 2016 • Author: International Federation for Human Rights and Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

(Paris, Bangkok) More than six months after taking power, Burma’s new government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party, has failed to adequately address the long-standing discriminatory and abusive practices against Rohingya in Rakhine Stat... Read more ►

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Credible Reports of Burmese Soldiers Gang Raping Rohingya Women In Maungdaw

October 25, 2016 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) is extremely concerned as reports are emerging of Burmese soldiers raping Rohingya women in Maungdaw as part of a crackdown on the city in response to an attack on the border police earlier in the month. At least ten cases of rape agains... Read more ►

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UN experts urge Myanmar to address serious violations of human rights in northern Rakhine State

October 24, 2016 • Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (24 October 2016) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Myanmar to address the growing reports of human rights violations in northern Rakhine State following the attacks on 9 October 2016 by armed individuals against three Bo... Read more ►

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The Urgency of the Current Humanitarian Situation in Northern Arakan

October 21, 2016 • Author: 16 Rohingya Organisations

After attacks on police posts, on 9 October, allegedly by unknown Rohingya fighters, Myanmar authorities have disproportionally militarized Northern Arakan/Rakhine state raising a false alarm and creating human tragedies aim at destroying the Rohingya population. The siege a... Read more ►

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Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State

October 21, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

(Rangoon, October 21, 2016) – The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off assistance... Read more ►

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Alleged abuses against civilians in non-ceasefire areas may constitute violations of Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

October 20, 2016 • Author: International Human Rights Clinic

(Cambridge, MA, October 20, 2016)–  Reported abuses of civilians in non-ceasefire areas by the Myanmar military and other signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) would, if verified, constitute violations of key civilian protection provisions established by... Read more ►