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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN’ (637 found)

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 ➤

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 ➤

Expanding People’ Solidarity for a Just and Inclusive ASEAN Community

Moving forward the regional solidarity agenda, more than 800 representatives1 from ASEAN and non-ASEAN civil society and partner organisations are gathered in Timor Leste at the 11th ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ forum (ACSC/APF) 2016, titled “Expanding Peoples’ Solidarity for a Just and Inclusive ASEAN Community”, from 2 – 5 August 2016 […]

August 22, 2016  •  By ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples' Forum  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allegations of bribery […]

August 8, 2016  •  By 52 Worldwide Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar logging ban a major step to forest sector reform

LONDON: The new Government of Myanmar has agreed a temporary national logging ban and a 10-year logging ban in the Pegu Yoma region to give its beleaguered forests breathing space from years of unchecked exploitation […]

August 4, 2016  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Parliamentarians call for united front with civil society to fend off threats to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia

DILI, TIMOR-LESTE, 3 August 2016 — The future of democracy and human rights protection are under threat in Southeast Asia and parliamentarians and civil society from around the region will have to work together if they are to endure, lawmakers warned during a meeting with hundreds of civil society representatives here yesterday […]

August 3, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government’s first 100 days fail to impress on human rights

Paris, Bangkok, 10 July 2016: Despite encouraging steps, Burma’s new government failed to impress in key human rights areas during its first 100 days in office, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

July 10, 2016  •  By FIDH  •  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 ➤

Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia: End Human Trafficking, Protect Survivors

(Bangkok, July 1, 2016)—Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia failed to sufficiently combat human trafficking and protect survivors last year, Fortify Rights said today […]

July 1, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  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 ➤