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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN’ (637 found)

Burma: Protect, Not Target, Gay People

(New York) – Burma’s government should publicly condemn grossly discriminatory remarks by a regional official about gay men and transgender women, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to senior Burmese officials. The Burmese government is obligated under international law to protect all people in the country regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity […]

September 2, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Discussion on LGBTs in Mandalay During the 13thMandalay Region Parliamentary Session

Myanmar LGBT Rights Network seriously condemns the Mandalay Region Parliamentary discussion on cracking down on transgender women and gay people in their 13th Parliamentary session on August, 2015, as it can cause more arbitrary arrests of transgender women and gay people in Mandalay […]

August 28, 2015  •  By Myanmar LGBT Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement on Disenfranchisement and ‘Policy of Exclusion’ of the Rohingya

The undersigned Rohingya Organizations in Europe have strongly denounced the undemocratic actions of the Election Commission against Rohingya parliamentary candidates under the government’s ‘policy of exclusion’ of the Rohingya, debarring them from contesting in the upcoming crucial election scheduled on November 8, 2015, on a false and fabricated charge that their parents were not citizens […]

August 28, 2015  •  By Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Local Groups Demand Accountability Upon Japan’s Announcement of Official Involvement in the Dawei SEZ

On August 4th, local community groups from Dawei (southern Burma) sent a letter to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) after Japan officially announced its involvement in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) development project and related projects […]

August 27, 2015  •  By Mekong Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP and FPPS call for the Release of the Graffiti Students

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) express great concern over the treatment of student activists Naing Ye Wai, Aung San Oo, Jit Tu and Nyan Lin Htet who are currently being held in solitary confinement in punishment cells in Obo prison as a result of the recent hunger strike they launched in response to the denial of their request for bail to attend their exams […]

August 26, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shans Present 23,717 Signatures against Salween Dams to Australian Consultants in Yangon

Shan community representatives are today presenting 23,717 signatures opposing the building of dams on the Salween River to the Australian company Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) at their office in Yangon […]

August 25, 2015  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement-Criminal Atrocities Increased Against Rohingya for Rejecting Green Card

European Rohingya organizations call on international community to pressure Myanmar government to stop excruciating and forcing the Rohingya community into accepting a new ID known as ‘green card’, valid for just two years, for national verification with Bengali identity. It is an ethnocide aims at making the Rohingya aliens and people of Bangladesh origin […]

August 21, 2015  •  By Joint Statement by European Rohingya organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Discriminatory ‘Race and Religion’ bills in Myanmar Threaten to Fuel Tensions ahead of Elections

JAKARTA, 21 August 2015 – The Myanmar Parliament’s passage of two bills targeting religious minorities constitutes an attack on religious freedom and threatens to stoke inter-communal tensions and violence less than three months ahead of critical general elections, said ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today […]

August 21, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

IPPF, through the SPRINT Initiative, Provides Critical Medical and SRH Services to the Flood Affected Population of Sagaing, Myanmar

August 20, 2015: Kuala Lumpur/New Delhi: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. IPPF, through its humanitarian assistance programme – SPRINT – is providing critical medical and SRH services in the wake of the devastating floods in Sagaing, Myanmar. IPPF East & South East Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR) is responding to the humanitarian crisis through its collaborating partner, the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association with funding provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), as part of the Australian Government humanitarian response to the floods […]

August 20, 2015  •  By International Planned Parenthood Federation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. Government Announces New Increase in Support to World Food Program (WFP) to Help Flood Victims

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace today approved a new contribution of $3 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to assist people impacted by devastating floods and heavy rains in Myanmar. Over three thousand, three hundred metric tons of locally procured rice, pulses and salt, along with vegetable oil from the region, will assist people in affected states and regions throughout the country.
Through new and existing activities, the U.S. government will provide over $4.5 million in flood relief and recovery assistance to over 250,000 people impacted by the disaster […]

August 17, 2015  •  By United Nations World Food Program  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤