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UN Committee to Review Myanmar’s Record on Women’s Rights

GENEVA (30 June 2016) – Myanmar’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 7 July. Myanmar has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee on how it is implementing the Convention […]

June 30, 2016  •  By UN Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Human Rights Council: High Commissioner’s reports on human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar and on Sri Lanka

We welcome the High Commissioner’s report on the human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar. Most Rohingya Muslims suffer government persecution, including statelessness and severe restrictions on freedom of movement. Growing ultra-nationalism has spurred discrimination and threats against Rohingya and other Muslims that the authorities have been unwilling to address […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Dismantle Infrastructure of Repression

(Rangoon) – Burma’s new government should use its parliamentary majority to repeal or amend the many military and colonial-era laws used to criminalize peaceful speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္။ ။ စီေဒါေကာ္မတီသုိ႕ ျမန္မာအမ်ိဳးသမီးအဖဲြ႔မ်ား ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္အစီရင္ခံစာမ်ားတင္သြင္း

၂၀၁၆ ဇူလိုင္လ ၄ ရက္ေန႕မွ ၂၂ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ဆြစ္ဇာလန္ႏိုင္ငံ၊ ဂ်ီနီဗာၿမိဳ႕တြင္ ျပဳလုပ္မည့္ (၆၄) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ စီေဒါ
အစည္းအေ၀းသို႔ ျမန္မာျပည္မွ အစိုးရမဟုတ္ေသာအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားျဖစ္သည့္ CEDAW Action Myanmar (CAM)၊ Women Organization Network (အမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖြဲ႔မ်ား ကြန္ယက္)၊ Gender Equality Network (က်ားမေရးရာ တန္းတူညီမွ်ေရးကြန္ယက္) ၊ Karen Human Rights Group (ကရင္လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖဲြ႔) ႏွင့္ Women’s League of Burma အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ) တို႔ တက္ေရာက္ၿပီး ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ အမ်ိဳးသမီးအခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနမ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အစီရင္ခံစာမ်ားကို တင္သြင္းၾကမည္ျဖစ္သည္ […]

June 29, 2016  •  By CEDAW Action Myanmar, Women Organization Network, Gender Equality Network, Karen Human Rights Group and Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on TWO’s Cancelled Press Conference

The Ta’ang Women’s Organization (TWO) was preparing to launch their latest report, “Trained to Torture,” on June 25, 2016, at the Orchid Hotel in Rangoon, Burma. TWO already invited media for the event on the 25th of June. However, authorities intervened and halted the launch of the report and TWO had to cancel their launch plans on the 25th […]

June 27, 2016  •  By Ta'ang Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD Government Must Restore the Human Rights for Rohingya population

(London, 27th June 2016) – Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) welcomes the new report published on 20th June 2016 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations pointing out the gross human rights violations committed against the Rohingya, Kachin and Shan peoples of Myanmar […]

June 27, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Call Rohingya People “Rohingya”

As organisations representing Rohingya people in 9countries, we express our deep concern and disappointment at the decision by the European Union not to use our name when referring to us […]

June 27, 2016  •  By 10 Burmese Rohingya Organisations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The Network for Human Rights-Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), Wimutti Volunteer Group (WVG), Ta’ang Women Organisation (TWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for acknowledgment and rehabilitation of torture survivors […]

June 26, 2016  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation, Asia Justice and Rights, Ta'ang Women's OrganizationBurma and Wimutti Volunteer Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ND-Burma Calls for an End to Torture on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Today, June 26, is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. ND-Burma expresses our solidarity with and support for the hundreds of thousands of victims of torture and their families throughout the world […]

June 26, 2016  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Destruction of Thaye Thamein Mosque, Waw Township, Bago Division, Burma

We were informed that a mosque, a children school and some Muslim-­‐owned properties in Thaye Thamein village, Waw township, Bago division, Burma were destroyed by a Buddhist terrorist group on June 23, 2016 […]

June 24, 2016  •  By Burmese American Muslims Association  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤