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People's Voices

The people of Burma continuously find ways to take action on issues that matter to them, despite restrictions and the threat of retaliation or imprisonment. These actions may include expressing opposition to a development project or protesting against human rights violations such as land confiscation.

Read on to hear about their courageous actions.

အလုပ္ထုတ္တာေတြ ဆက္မလုပ္ဖို႔ အထည္စက္လုပ္သားမ်ား ဆႏၵျပ

မႏၱေလးတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး ပုလိပ္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ပန္ဒါ ခ်ည္မွ်င္အထည္နဲ႔ အေခ်ာကိုင္စက္ရံုမွာ အလုပ္ရွင္က အလုပ္သမားေတြ ကို အလုပ္ထုတ္ေနတာေတြ ဆက္မလုပ္ဖို႔ ဝန္ထမ္း ၆၀၀ ေက်ာ္ေလာက္ ဒီေန႔ ပုလိပ္ၿမိဳ႕မွာ လွည့္လည္ဆႏၵျပ ခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 24, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Wang Feng ဇာထုိးပန္းထုိးစက္႐ုံ လုပ္ခလစာ အျပည့္မေပးလို႔ ဆႏၵျပ

ရန္ကုန္တုိင္းေဒသႀကီး လႈိင္သာယာစက္မႈဇုန္ ၅ မွာရွိတဲ့ Master Wang Feng Myanmar 1 ဇာထုိးပန္းထုိး စက္႐ုံက အလုပ္သမား ၁၈ဝဝ ေလာက္ဟာ လုပ္ခလစာအျပည့္အဝ ရရွိေရးအတြက္ စက္႐ုံထဲမွာ ဆႏၵျပေနၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 23, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

မတၱရာၿမိဳ႕နယ္မွာ လယ္သိမ္းခံ ေတာင္သူေတြ ဆႏၵျပ

မႏၱေလးတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး၊ မတၱရာၿမိဳ႕နယ္က ေက်းရြာ ၇ ရြာမွာ သမ၀ါယမ၀န္ႀကီးဌာနက သိမ္းယူထားတဲ့ လယ္ေျမ ဧက ၆၀၀ ေက်ာ္ဟာ သမ၀ါယမအသင္းက ပိုင္ဆိုင္ေၾကာင္း ေျမယာပိုင္ဆိုင္မွဳ ပံုစံ(၇) ခ်ေပးလိုက္တဲ့အတြက္ ေဒသ ခံတစ္ရာေက်ာ္က ဒီကေန႔ မတၱရာၿမိဳ႕မွာ ကန္႔ကြက္ဆႏၵျပၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 20, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

ထိပ္တန္းျမန္မာအထည္ခ်ဴပ္ လုပ္သား ၂ဝဝ ေက်ာ္ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ဆႏၵျပ

ရန္ကုန္တိုင္းေဒသႀကီး လိႈင္သာယာစက္မႈဇုန္ ၄ မွာရွိတဲ့ ထိပ္တန္းျမန္မာအထည္ခ်ဳပ္စက္ရံုက အလုပ္သမား ၂ဝဝ ေက်ာ္ဟာ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာလအတြက္ လုပ္ခလစာ အျပည့္မရရွိတာေၾကာင့္ ဒီကေန႔ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ တာေမြၿမိဳ႕နယ္က ဗိုလ္စိန္မွန္ကြင္းကေန တာေမြၿမိဳ႕နယ္ က်ိဳကၠဆံလူထုဟစ္တိုင္အထိ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ဆႏၵျပၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 7, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Anger Over NLD Candidate Picks Spills Into Pakokku’s Streets

MANDALAY — More than 300 people, including members of the National League of Democracy (NLD), staged a demonstration on Friday in Pakokku, Magwe Division, to voice dissatisfaction over the opposition party’s roster of local candidates set to contest Burma’s general election later this year.

August 7, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Myanmar Political Party Calls For Emergency Fund For Flood Victims in Rakhine State

Severe floods caused by torrential monsoon rains in western Myanmar have killed 10 people, prompting the dominant political party in the hard-hit region to call on Friday for the establishment of an emergency fund for victims […]

July 31, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Activist Su Su Nway Arrested for Trespassing

RANGOON — Labor rights activist Su Su Nway was arrested on Thursday on charges of trespassing in relation to her support for farmers claiming their lands had been seized by the military […]

July 24, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Read more >>

As Case Goes to High Court, Kachin Women Maintain Husbands’ Innocence

MYITKYINA, Kachin State — Being forced to flee their burned out homes after fighting flared in Kachin State in June 2011 put incredible strain on the families of Lashi Lu and her fellow villager Hkawn Nan, who along with many of their neighbors took shelter in a Myitkyina camp for internally displaces persons (IDPs). But things got far worse for both women a year later, when soldiers from Infantry Battalion 37 arrested their husbands while they were working as cattle hands […]

July 22, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , | Read more >>

Burma Army Restricts Aid to Kachin IDPs, Charity Group Says

More than 1,000 displaced civilians from five villages in northern Burma have been trapped for over a week without food and other assistance amid clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops in Kachin State, according to a religious group that provides aid for the displaced […]

July 20, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , | Read more >>

Garment Workers – Demand Award Wages, Lunch Breaks and Reasonable Overtime Hours

About 700 migrant workers from the Garman (aka A1) garment factory in Mae Sot, Thailand staged a protest over seven demands […]

July 17, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Read more >>