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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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 ►

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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 ►