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“What do We Still Have Left to Offer?” – Questions of “Give” and “Take” in Build-up to Panglong Conference

NLD-ethnic-meetOn 17 July, 2016, the State Counselor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) to discuss a framework for the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference. Comprising of nine ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that did not sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), the UNFC promoted inclusivity as central to achieving the goal of a truly federal state […]

July 26, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Government Under UN Scrutiny on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Minority-WomenThe Burma Government submitted its first periodic report under National League for Democracy (NLD) leadership to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on 6 July […]

July 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Special Rapporteur’s Visit Highlight ongoing Human Rights Issues in Burma

Yanghee-LeeLast week, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Ms. Yanghee Lee, completed a 12-day tour of Burma – the first visit of its kind under the new NLD-led Government […]

July 6, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Film Censorship in Burma Underlines Existing Limits on Freedom of Expression

IgorThis past week, the film Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess was prevented from screening at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival by Burma’s film censorship board […]

June 22, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Animation: From Refugees to IDPs: Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma

၁၉၉၄ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံဘက္ျခမ္းသို႔ အတင္းအဓမၼ ျပန္ပုိ႔ခံရေသာ မြန္ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား၏ ဒုကၡခံစားရပုံကုိ ဘားမားလင့္ ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ႔အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔တုိ႔မွ “ဒုကၡသည္မွသည္ ျပည္တြင္းတိမ္းေရွာင္ ဘ၀သုိ႔ – ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံမွ ဥေပကၡာျပဳခံ ေနရပ္မွဖယ္ရွားခံရမႈ သံသရာ” ေခါင္းစဥ္ျဖင့္ ကာတြန္းသရုပ္ျပ တင္ဆက္ထားပါသည္ […]

June 20, 2016  •  By Burma Link and Burma partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Five Years Since Fighting Renewed in Kachin State and Still No Relief in Sight

Kachin IDPs1On 9 June, 2016, 130 global solidarity groups banded together to draw attention to the fifth anniversary of renewed armed conflict in Kachin State and the end of a 17-year ceasefire between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

June 15, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hope for a “Second Panglong” Shrinks as Conflict in Shan State Worsens

SSAOn 1 June, 2016, representatives from various political parties and civil society organizations in Shan State gathered in attempt to build consensus among the region’s diverse ethnic groups before the launch of the “second Panglong” conference tentatively planned for July of this year […]

June 8, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Government Must Heed US Stance on Rohingya

Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands with Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hliang before a Bilateral Meeting at the Commander-in-Chief's Compound in Naypyitaw

With US sanctions on Burma being extended with amendments, and US Secretary of State, John Kerry paying a visit to the country, US policy on Burma has become clarified […]

May 24, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letpadaung Copper Mine Project Resumed, Symbolic of Larger Human Rights Problems

13173073_1234357086608441_7883708632886404158_oOn 5 May, 2016, fresh tensions erupted over the resumption of the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Region, a project jointly owned by Chinese company Wanbao and the military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd. (UMEHL) […]

May 10, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Temperatures Rise, so do Religious Tensions

13063223_1229802143730602_7431748223013740437_oThe ugly head of religious extremism has reared again as a number of incidents involving nationalistic and extremist figures spreading hateful and destructive messages have presented a huge challenge to the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government just one month into its term in office […]

May 3, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤