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Land Policies and Laws Must Reflect Rights and Interests of Vulnerable Communities
Rin Fujimatsu 1 week ago

Amid the various serious issues currently dominating the headlines about Burma – including the upcoming elections, the escalation in fighting between the Burma Army and ethnic armi… Read More

 
Yet another Derailment of the Burma Peace Train
Rin Fujimatsu 2 weeks ago

For anyone who believes that the peace process in Burma is making progress, the recent escalation and heavy fighting in northern Shan State and Kachin State, as well as the Union D… Read More

 
Meaningful Dialogue on the National Education Law is the Burma Government’s Obligation
Rin Fujimatsu 3 weeks ago

In last week’s blog, Burma Partnership examined Burma’s burgeoning student movement, shedding light on the authorities’ repressive response to the protests and setting the issue in… Read More

 
In the Face of Government Intransigence, Burma’s Students March On
Rin Fujimatsu 4 weeks ago

In Burma Partnership’s 2014 end-of-year review, we identified the role of student unions in Burma’s political affairs as one of the more notable and inspiring developments of 2… Read More

 
More Murders, Same Patterns as Burma Army Acts with Impunity
Rin Fujimatsu 1 month ago

Yet another astonishing act of barbarity was committed by the Burma Army as two young ethnic Kachin teachers were raped and murdered in a village in northern Shan State. Unfortunat… Read More

 

Burma Refugee Delegation Addresses British Parliament Meeting

A delegation of refugees from Thailand-Burma border is visiting the UK this week, for a lobbying trip focusing on the situation of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) along the Thai-Burma border, and the need for more humanitarian assistance […]

February 26, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Read more >>

Women Activists Facing Harassment by Proponents of Dawei Special Economic Zone

The Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU) is gravely concerned at increasing harassment and intimidation of women who have been raising concerns about the impacts of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) and related projects […]

February 25, 2015 | By Tavoyan Women's Union | Tags: , , , , , | Read more >>

New Report: Eastern Burma Health Recovery Decades Away

A new report, based on the first large-scale health survey in eastern Burma since recent ceasefires, shows some improved health indicators, linked to programming of local ethnic health providers, but highlights that sustained improvements to the overall health of conflict-affected communities remain dependent on the peace and reform process, and may take decades […]

February 19, 2015 | By Health Information System Working Group | Tags: , , , , , | Read more >>

Myanmar- Overturn Wrongful Conviction of Brang Shawng

(Yangon, February 18, 2015)— The Myanmar authorities should overturn the conviction of Shayam Brang Shawng on charges relating to a letter he sent to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), two human rights organizations said today. The Ja Seng Ing Truth Finding Committee and Fortify Rights said the conviction was unjust and retaliatory and called on the Myanmar authorities to ensure that those responsible for the death of Brang Shawng’s daughter are held accountable […]

February 18, 2015 | By Fortify Rights | Tags: | Read more >>

The Long Road to Recovery: Ethnic and Community-based Health Organizations Leading the Way to Better Health in Eastern Burma

Long Road to RecoveryA new report, based on the first large-scale health survey in eastern Burma since recent ceasefires, shows some improved health indicators, linked to programming of local ethnic health providers, but highlights that sustained improvements to the overall health of conflict-affected communities remain dependent on the peace and reform process, and may take decades […]

February 19, 2015 | By Health Information System Working Group | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Amnesty International’s Written Statement on Myanmar to the UN Human Rights Council, Ahead of the 28th Session of the Council from 2-27 March 2015: Human Rights Under Threat

Myanmar’s backsliding on human rights reforms – only a few months before the general elections – underscores the necessity of the UN Human Tights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the situation of human rights in the country and to extend their mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, according to Amnesty International on February 18 […]

February 18, 2015 | By Amnesty International | Tags: | Read more >>