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Final Announcement from Burma Partnership: As Burma Partnership Comes to an End, Progressive Voice Remains to Amplify Voices from the Ground

This year, Burma Partnership celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Over the last decade, our organization has had the privilege to work alongside a vibrant civil society – from both inside the country, along the Thai border and in networks from across the Asia Pacific region and around the world – in mobilizing and coordinating a solidarity movement with a common strategy for a democratic and free Burma […]

October 19, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burma Partnership Celebrates Continuing Regional Solidarity for Burma and Embraces the Work Ahead for Progressive Voice

[Rangoon, 10 October 2016] – Today, after reflecting on ten years of work coordinating the regional solidarity movement for human rights and democracy in Burma, Burma Partnership (BP) announced its discontinuation and the establishment of ‘Progressive Voice,’ a new participatory, rights-based research and advocacy organization, born out of Burma Partnership […]

October 10, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Women’s Peace Forum Urges an Immediate End to Myanmar Tatmadaw Offensives in Kachin Areas So That the Peace Process can Proceed

The Kachin Women’s Peace forum was held for two days, from September 28 to 29, 2016, in City Park Royal Restaurant, Myitkyina, Kachin State. The forum was attended by 104 women leaders, including representatives from IDP camps in areas of Kachin and northern Shan State where military offensives are currently taking place. Peace and women’s security issues were discussed […]

October 1, 2016  •  By Kachin Women's Peace Forum  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Burma Partnership (BP) deplores recent actions taken by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in urging the victims in a high-profile child torture case to pursue financial settlement instead of proper legal action. ANNI and BP also wish to reiterate the need to further strengthen the Commission in order to fully comply with the Paris Principles […]

September 30, 2016  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army’s actions in Karen State threaten to expand fighting, endangering peace process and displaced people’s return

YANGON, MYANMAR (Sept. 29, 2016) — A continued Burma military offensive into the contested Hat Gyi dam area threatens to ignite fighting with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and imperils a 4-year-old ceasefire, says Karen Rivers Watch […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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

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 […]

September 28, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: CSW URGES RAKHINE STATE GOVERNMENT TO HALT PLANS TO DEMOLISH ROHINGYA MOSQUES

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 madrasas in the Muslim-majority townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung […]

September 27, 2016  •  By Christian Wolidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ႏိုင္ငံေရးဆိုင္ရာ ညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးေရး ကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔ Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္၊ စက္တင္ဘာလ (၂၅) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ UNFC ၏ ႏုိင္ငံေရးဆုိင္ရာညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးေရး ကုိယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔ (DPN) ႏွင့္ အစုိးရၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေကာ္မရွင္တုိ႔၏ ပထမအႀကိမ္ ညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးပြဲကုိ ထုိင္းႏုိင္ငံ ခ်င္းမုိင္ၿမဳိ႕ ၌ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ၾကပါသည္ […]

September 26, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

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

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 […]

September 25, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

STOP PLNS TO DEMOLISH MOSQUES, MADRASAS AND ROHINGYAS’ HOUSES

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 construction […]

September 23, 2016  •  By 11 Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤