Progressive Voice - Press Releases (752 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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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 ►

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Burma Human Right Network alarmed by reductions in food rations to IDP camps in Rakhine State, Myanmar

September 7, 2016 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

“The Burma Human Rights Network has documented a reduction in food rations that can only lead to starvation and death. We are appalled by the current state of affairs and call upon the international community and UN agencies to review cuts to food” stated Kyaw Win of BHR... Read more ►

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The Elders welcome Myanmar peace conference

September 2, 2016 • Author: The Elders

The Elders warmly welcome the Union Peace Conference convened by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. They believe the conference represents Myanmar’s best chance to date to bring a definitive end to the many violent conflicts that have plagued its ethnic minority regio... Read more ►

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Burma: US Should Retain Key Sanctions

September 2, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Democratic Reforms at Risk Without Continued Pressure on Military (Washington, DC, September 2, 2016) – The United States government should keep in place sanctions on Burma to deter the Burmese military from derailing democratic reforms, Human Rights Watch said today. Huma... Read more ►

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Myanmar: Strike Down Mandatory Houseguest-Registration

August 31, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

More than 50 organizations in Myanmar call for repeal of controversial law (Yangon, August 31, 2016)—Myanmar’s Parliamentary Bill Committee should remove provisions in a colonial-era law that require citizens to register overnight houseguests with the authorities, 52 My... Read more ►

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Asian Highway developments linked to conflict and displacement in Karen State

August 26, 2016 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Karen Human Rights Group and THWEE Community Development Network

A new report by THWEE Community Development Network, the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), and the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reveals how the brand new Asian Highway in Karen State has been built at the expense of communities who had the misfortune ... Read more ►

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Myanmar: Kofi Annan-led Commission on Rakhine State a Welcomed Move

August 24, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

The “Annan Commission” should seek to end and remedy ongoing rights violations (Yangon, August 24, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar announced yesterday the establishment of a nine-member advisory commission chaired by former U.N. Secretary Genera... Read more ►

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New report by Network for Human Rights Documentation-­Burma (ND-­Burma) documents an escalation in Human Rights Violations in the first six months 2016

August 24, 2016 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma

ND-­-Burma has documented 98 human rights violations in Burma in the first six months of 2016, showing a stark increase from the 84 human rights violations documented throughout the entire year of 2015. The report highlights the escalation of killings and torture in the fir... Read more ►

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Shan groups to Burma’s government: The Salween River is not for sale

August 23, 2016 • Author: Shan Community Groups

Shan community groups are holding a press conference in Bangkok today to raise concerns about secretive preparation to dam the Salween river in war-torn northern Shan State to export hydropower to China. Over the past few months China’s state-owned Hydrochina has been movi... Read more ►

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မြန်မာအစိုးရ၏ ပြုပြင်ပြောင်းလဲရေးများသည် တိုင်းရင်းသားဒေသများမှ နေရပ်စွန့်ခွာတိမ်းရှောင်ရမှု၏ အခြေခံ အကြောင်းတရားများကို ကိုင်တွယ်ဖြေရှင်းရမည်

August 12, 2016 • Author: Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland

ယေန႔ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၁၂ ရက္ေန႔ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕တြင္ ထုတ္ျပန္သည့္ ဘားမားလင့္ခ္၊ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင... Read more ►

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Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

August 8, 2016 • Author: 52 Worldwide Civil Society Organizations

We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allega... Read more ►