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NGOs’ Open Letter to Barack Obama regarding Sanctions on Burma

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our concern regarding the recent report by Human Rights Watch that reveals that the U.S. government “plans to announce the lifting of key sanctions during Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Washington, DC,” beginning on September 13.1 Despite the marked democratic progress and peacebuilding activities that have taken place in Burma since last November’s election—which we applaud—there remain a number of pressing issues threatening the stability of the country and its most vulnerable people […]

September 12, 2016  •  By 44 Worldwide Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s New Dawn :Opportunities for Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S.-Myanmar Relations

csisFive months after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) swept to power in Myanmar in April following their stunning landslide victory in the November 2015 national elections, the new government is still very much in transition[…]

September 12, 2016  •  By Center for Strategic and International Studies  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar CSO Shadow Report on Thematic Issues: Violence against Women

This CEDAW Shadow Report is written by CEDAW Action Myanmar (CAM). This working group is established in 2012 and consists of 15 local organizations. The report consists of perceptions of 309 (with 226 women and 83 men) respondents who participated in a survey; along with news from print and social media […]

July 6, 2016  •  By CEDAW Action Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Our Customary Lands

Our landIn January 2016 the government adopted a National Land Use Policy, which included the recognition of customary land management practices. While this is a welcome fi rst step in the necessary integration of Burma’s customary land management systems with the national-level system, there is an urgent need for constitutional reform and devolution of land management powers prior to any such integration […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Ethnic Community Development Forum  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – BURMA: Tier 3

Human trafficakingBurma is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, both in Burma and abroad. Some Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work abroad—particularly to Thailand and China, as well as other countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States—are subjected to forced labor or sex trafficking […]

June 30, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration

AAPP -cover-report-EngSince 1962, between 7,000 and 10,000 political prisoners have been imprisoned in Burma. Whilst a multitude of anecdotal records exist, there is very little comprehensive data concerning the torture and mistreatment experienced by political prisoners within Burma’s interrogation centers and jails […]

May 25, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYANMAR: Why the U.S. Should Maintain Existing Sanctions Authority

Fortify RightsIs now the time for the U.S. Government to drop all sanctions on Myanmar (also known as Burma)? A network of corporate lobbyists and business associations are seeking to convince the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on the country by letting the existing sanctions authority expire this month […]

May 9, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FBR Report: Burma Army Launches Attacks Across Kachin State

The Burma Army is currently launching small scale attacks across different areas of Kachin and Shan states. They have killed and wounded several villagers, including ​wounding ​a 7-year-old girl and ​killing a 60 year-old woman, and displaced thousands in an attempt to gain total control over the region […]

April 29, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015

Burma has a quasi-parliamentary system of government in which national parliament selects the president and constitutional provisions grant one-quarter of national, regional, and state parliamentary seats to active-duty military appointees […]

April 13, 2016  •  By The United States Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤