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Posts Tagged ‘Business and Human Rights’ (77 found)

Shan groups to Burma’s government: The Salween River is not for sale

Shan community groups are holding a press conference in Bangkok today to raise concerns about secretive preparation to dam the Salween river in war-torn northern Shan State to export hydropower to China […]

August 23, 2016  •  By Shan Community Groups  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

We are strongly opposed to any dams on the free-flowing Salween River, a vital artery sustaining millions of ethnic people in eastern Burma. Any blockage to its mighty flow would have far-reaching environmental and social impacts […]

August 23, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Balancing Human Rights and Environmental Protection with Diplomacy and Investment

Government-Dismissal-Kachin-StateDaw Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to China this past 17 August 2016, continuing on a diplomatic tour that has seen the State Counselor visit Laos and Thailand since taking power in April 2016 […]

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

Statement of concern regarding launch of IFC’s Hydropower Developers’ Working Group for Myanmar

Save the Salween Network would like to raise serious concerns about the forum being held by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Yangon today to launch a new Hydropower Developers’ Working Group (HDWG) for Myanmar […]

August 18, 2016  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open letter from 26 Shan community groups to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to cancel Salween dams

We are writing to express our great concern at your government’s announcement on August 12 that you will proceed with hydropower dams on the Salween river, as the best option to meet Burma’s energy needs […]

August 17, 2016  •  By 26 Shan Community Groups  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Military Confiscation of Karenni Ancestral Land in Karenni State, Burma

Karenni Social Development CenterIn Karenni State, the people and their ancestors have traditionally depended on agricultural land for their livelihood […]

August 11, 2016  •  By Karenni Social Development Center  •  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 ➤

Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar

2016_thematic_cover_0This report presents women’s testimonies in respect of various issues during the reporting period of January 2012 to March 2016. These issues include the dangers posed to women by the presence of armed actors in communities; the effects of land confiscation and development projects on women’s livelihoods; women’s access to healthcare and education; the continued occurrence of gender-based violence; and the harms caused by landmines; forced labour; arbitrary taxation and extortion […]

August 3, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar

Today, at Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon, Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) launched its thematic report entitled Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar which projects the voices of local women from southeast Myanmar and aims to present a comprehensive picture of their changing roles and experiences in this time of ceasefire and democratic change […]

August 3, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma

cover-back-Eng-737x1024Over the years, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has produced a number of accounts highlighting the hardship faced by Mon people who have become victims to land confiscation […]

July 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤