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Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic Minorities’ (23 found)

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 ➤

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 ➤

NLD Government Must Protect Muslim Minority in Burma

(London, 5th July 2016) – On 1st July 2016, a mosque was demolished and burned down in Lepyin village, Lone Khin, Phar Kant Township, Kachin State. Authorities stood by as a mob carrying Buddhist flags and machetes destroyed the mosque […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: NGOS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), together with over ten other organisations working for human rights in Burma, today calls on the government of Burma to take urgent action to protect vulnerable religious minorities in the country, following two recent violent attacks on Muslims […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Our Customary Lands

Our landIn January 2016 the government adopted a National Land Use Policy, which included the recognition of customary land management practices. While this is a welcome fi rst step in the necessary integration of Burma’s customary land management systems with the national-level system, there is an urgent need for constitutional reform and devolution of land management powers prior to any such integration […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Ethnic Community Development Forum  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report: Devolved Federal Governance Crucial to Protect Sustainable Customary Land Tenure Systems in Burma

‘Our Customary Lands,’ a report launched today by the Ethnic Community Development Forum “ECDF”, is calling on the government to protect and recognize ethnic customary land management systems through a new federal constitution and decentralized legal framework […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Ethnic Community Development Forum  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report: Military Confiscation of Burmese Ancestral Land in Karenni State

Karenni Social Development CentreThis report is based on direct testimony provided through interviews with 40 villagers between February 16 and March 28, 2015 […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Karenni Social Development Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Eliminating sexual violence in conflict areas

“Do you have an emergency basket at your door?”

This is a question that Ph.D. candidate Jenny Hedström soon learned to ask whenever she interviewed Kachin women about their support for and involvement with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) for her research on gender, peace and security issues in Burma […]

June 27, 2016  •  By LIBBY HOGAN  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

TRAINED TO TORTURE: Systematic war crimes by the Burma Army in Ta’ang areas of northern Shan State (March 2011 – March 2016)

Cover in EngTWO documentation of human rights violations in Ta’ang areas of northern Shan State from March 2011 to March 2016 provides evidence that the Burma Army is committing war crimes, on a widespread, systematic basis – in particular torture, shelling of civilian targets, and forcing civilians to be porters and human shields […]

June 26, 2016  •  By Ta'ang Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD-led Government Must Abide by UN Ruling to Release Lahpai Gam

Burma Campaign UK today called for the NLD-led government to abide by the United Nations ruling that Lahpai Gam is detained illegally and release him immediately […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤