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Posts Tagged ‘Christian Solidarity Worldwide’ (81 found)

CSW Urges UK to Put Human Rights at the Heart of Burmese President’s Visit

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urged the British Government to ensure that continuing grave violations of human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, are put at the heart of discussions with Burma’s President Thein Sein during his visit to the United Kingdom next week […]

July 12, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Kachin Civilians Killed Despite Agreement to End Hostilities

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that a Kachin civilian named Zahkung Lum Hkawng was tortured, beaten and shot dead by the Burmese Army in Northern Shan State on 14 June. The killing occurred just weeks after the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) signed a seven-point agreement […]

June 28, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Visit report

175Burma today is on a knife-edge of hope and fear. For the first time in more than two decades, there are real reasons for cautious optimism about the prospects of freedom and democracy in Burma. Over the past eighteen months, significant reforms have been introduced by President Thein Sein which have resulted in the release of the majority of political prisoners, the election of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and 42 of her colleagues in the National League for Democracy (NLD) to Parliament, significantly increased freedom for the media, civil society and political actors, and improvements in freedom of expression. The agreement of preliminary […]

April 29, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges European Union to Prioritise Human Rights in Burma, Despite Lifting Sanctions

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urged the European Union (EU) to ensure that continuing grave violations of human rights, including religious freedom, in Burma, remain a priority, despite the decision yesterday to lift all EU sanctions on Burma apart from the arms embargo […]

April 23, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges Burmese Government to Take Action to End Rising Religious Intolerance

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is deeply concerned about a dramatic increase in religious intolerance in Burma, illustrated most dramatically in the recent crisis in the central Burmese town of Meiktilar. CSW calls on the Burmese government to take decisive action to secure the safety of citizens in Meiktilar, where a state of emergency has been declared following three days of sectarian violence that has resulted in at least 20 deaths […]

March 23, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW, CHRO In Major Push for Ethnic Rights in Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today called on the international community to push ethnic and religious minority rights higher up the reforms agenda for Burma, while wrapping up a week of advocacy in both Brussels and Washington DC […]

March 22, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW and CHRO Welcome MEP’s Letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief on Human Rights Violations in Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today warmly welcomed a letter sent by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, highlighting ongoing human rights violations in Burma […]

February 1, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls For International Action to Pressure Burmese Government to Stop Attacks in Kachin State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called for international action following the Burma Army’s bombardment of Laiza, on the China-Burma border, in which three civilians, including a 76 year-old Christian pastor and a 15 year-old boy, were killed and four others injured […]

January 14, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges Burma’s Government to Stop Military Offensive Against Kachin Immidiately

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urged Burma’s military to end its offensive against the majority Christian Kachin people in northern Burma immediately, and called on the international community to put pressure on the government of Burma to engage […]

December 28, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls for Increased Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief on Human Rights Day

On Human Rights Day, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes the increased global attention on the right to freedom of religion or belief in the past year, and encourages the international community to translate this into action to protect and promote this universal human right […]

December 10, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤