Progressive Voice - Press Releases (756 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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မိမိရွာလိုေသာ အေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ားကို ေအာက္ပါအကြက္မ်ားထဲတြင္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ျဖည့္စြက္ ရွာေဖြႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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New film: Shan State’s unique “Thousand Islands” under threat from Salween dam plans

September 28, 2016 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

A new documentary film launched today reveals the unique natural beauty of the “Thousand Island” area along the Pang River tributary of the Salween, currently threatened by plans to build the giant Mong Ton dam in southern Shan State. The film, “Drowning a Thousand Isl... Read more ►

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BURMA: CSW Urges Rakhine State Government to Halt Plans to Demolish Rohingya Mosques

September 27, 2016 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today calls on the Rakhine (Arakhan) State Government, Burma, to halt plans to demolish more than 3,000 buildings associated with the Rohingya population on the pretext that they have been built illegally. This includes 12 mosques and 35 ... Read more ►

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နိုင်ငံရေးဆိုင်ရာ ညှိနှိုင်းဆွေးနွေးရေး ကိုယ်စားလှယ်အဖွဲ့ Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) သတင်းထုတ်ပြန်ချက်

September 26, 2016 • Author: United Nationalities Federal Council

၁။ ၂၀၁၆ ခုနှစ်၊ စက်တင်ဘာလ (၂၅) ရက်နေ့တွင် UNFC ၏ နိုင်ငံရေးဆိုင်ရာညှိနှိုင်းဆွေးနွေးရေး ကိုယ်စားလှယ်အ... Read more ►

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AAPP launches report entitled ‘Prison Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’

September 25, 2016 • Author: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has today – 25 September 2016 – published a report entitled ‘Prisons Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’. The report will be available on AAPP’s website in English and Burmese. The repor... Read more ►

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Stop Plands to Demolish Mosques, Madrasas and Rohingyas’ Houses

September 23, 2016 • Author: 11 Rohingya Organizations

We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemned the Arakan (Rakhine) State government’s plans to demolish more than 3000 Rohingyas’ buildings, including 12 mosques and 35 madrasas, in the townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung, under the pretext of illegal constructi... Read more ►

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EU Must Continue UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma

September 19, 2016 • Author: Members and Observers of the European Burma Network

Statement by members and observers of the European Burma Network We are concerned by information we have received that the European Union has decided not to go ahead with a resolution on human rights in Burma at the current session of the UN General Assembly. Only one of the... Read more ►

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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 ►