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Ethnic Aspirations Not Exclusively Tied to the 2015 Elections
Naing Lin 12 hours ago

On Friday 9 October, 2015, Burma Partnership released the report Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections at the Royal Rose Restaurant… Read More

The Exploitation of Conflict in Burma’s 2015 General Elections
Naing Lin 1 week ago

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has declared 102 villages in Karen State to be too dangerous for polling to take place, which will prevent nearly 10,000 citizens in Burma from… Read More

The Burma Army Must Respect a “Free and Fair” Election
Naing Lin 2 weeks ago

A request from the Burma Army to issue army personnel as polling station officers across 15 polling stations within military compounds in Zeyathiri Township has been denied by an e… Read More

Burma’s 2015 Elections: No Place for Ignorance, Discrimination, or the Ma Ba Tha
Naing Lin 3 weeks ago

On 15 September 2015, the foreign embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Norway, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America issued a joint statem… Read More

2015 Elections Highlight Longstanding Gender Imbalance
Naing Lin 4 weeks ago

The Union Election Commission has announced that of the 6,189 candidates that registered for the 2015 elections on 8 November, only 800 are women. Though the number of women involv… Read More


Statement by the Women’s League of Burma A non-inclusive Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will not Bring Peace

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is gravely concerned that the government’s planned signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on October 15 with only eight armed groups will not lead to peace, but to an escalation of conflict […]

October 13, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on New Mon State Party’s Stand on the All-Inclusive Policy

We, Mon communities in overseas, strongly support the New Mon State Party (NMSP) on its all-inclusive policy in signing the Nationwide Cease-fire Agreement (NCA) […]

October 12, 2015  •  By 22 Mon Organisations  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Thein Sein must be Challenged for Failure to Seek Justice in Kawng Hka Rape-Murder Case

As President Thein Sein takes the spotlight at the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement this week, KWAT urges that he be challenged for his failure to seek justice in the case of the rape-murder of the two Kachin teachers last January […]

October 11, 2015  •  By Kachin Women's Association- Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Statement on Tatmadaw Current Offensives in Ethnic Areas

U Thein government is making preparations for holding a grand ceremony of signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with 8 organizations, in Naypyidaw on October 15 of this month. At the same time, it has been launching military offensives in the Kachin and Shan States more and more ferociously, day by day […]

October 10, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crackdown at Letpadan: Excessive Use of Force and Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression in Letpadan, Bago Region, Myanmar

Letpandaung protest On March 10, 2015, following a weeklong standoff in the town of Letpadan in Myanmar’sBago Region, police officers violently cracked down on a group of approximately 200 protesters demonstrating against the recently passed National Education Law […]

October 10, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections

Election for Ethnic Equality In the context of the 2015 elections, the report “Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections” aims to provide a summary of what these elections mean and how the elections are perceived in ethnic nationality areas of Burma. Given that up to 40% of the population of Burma are not ethnically Burman, it is vital to present the perspectives and attitudes, as well as the political situation, in these ethnic areas in the run up to this much anticipated event […]

October 9, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤