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Final Announcement from Burma Partnership: As Burma Partnership Comes to an End, Progressive Voice Remains to Amplify Voices from the Ground

This year, Burma Partnership celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Over the last decade, our organization has had the privilege to work alongside a vibrant civil society – from both inside the country, along the Thai border and in networks from across the Asia Pacific region and around the world – in mobilizing and coordinating a solidarity movement with a common strategy for a democratic and free Burma […]

October 19, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burma Partnership Celebrates Continuing Regional Solidarity for Burma and Embraces the Work Ahead for Progressive Voice

[Rangoon, 10 October 2016] – Today, after reflecting on ten years of work coordinating the regional solidarity movement for human rights and democracy in Burma, Burma Partnership (BP) announced its discontinuation and the establishment of ‘Progressive Voice,’ a new participatory, rights-based research and advocacy organization, born out of Burma Partnership […]

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

Kachin Women’s Peace Forum Urges an Immediate End to Myanmar Tatmadaw Offensives in Kachin Areas So That the Peace Process can Proceed

The Kachin Women’s Peace forum was held for two days, from September 28 to 29, 2016, in City Park Royal Restaurant, Myitkyina, Kachin State. The forum was attended by 104 women leaders, including representatives from IDP camps in areas of Kachin and northern Shan State where military offensives are currently taking place. Peace and women’s security issues were discussed […]

October 1, 2016  •  By Kachin Women's Peace Forum  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Burma Partnership (BP) deplores recent actions taken by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in urging the victims in a high-profile child torture case to pursue financial settlement instead of proper legal action. ANNI and BP also wish to reiterate the need to further strengthen the Commission in order to fully comply with the Paris Principles […]

September 30, 2016  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen State September 2016 Conflict: The Real Motivations Behind Renewed War

karen-rivers-watchWhile the Burmese government and Karen leaders are holding historic peace talks in Naypyidaw, the Burma Army and its Border Guard Force (BGF) wages war in Karen State to expand its control over Karen territories, in order to push for an environmentally and socially destructive hydropower project on the Salween River – the Hatgyi Dam […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open letter to President regarding Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Reform

ေအာက္ပါလက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးထားေသာ မိမိတို႔အရပ္ဘက္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားမွ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၂ ရက္ ေန႔စြဲျဖင့္ သမၼတရံုးမွ ျပည္ထဲေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွ အင္းဝစက္ခ်ဳပ္ဆိုင္ပိုင္ရွင္မ်ား၏ ညႇင္းပန္းႏွိပ္စက္ခံ အိမ္အကူ အမ်ိဳးသမီးငယ္ ႏွစ္ဦးျဖစ္ေသာ မ ( စန္းေကခိုင္ ) ႏွင့္ မ ( မသဇင္ ) တို႔ႏွင့္ အမႈဖြင့္တိုင္ၾကားခဲ့သူ Myanmar Now သတင္းေထာက္ ကို ( ကိုေဆြဝင္း ) တို႔ကို လံုျခံဳေရး ယူေပးရန္ လည္းေကာင္း၊ လူ/ကယ္/ျပန္ဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွ အမ်ိဳးသမီးငယ္ႏွစ္ဦး လံုျခံဳစြာေနႏိုင္ေရးႏွင့္ စိတ္ပိုင္း ႏွင့္ ရုပ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ ႏွစ္သိမ့္အားေပးမႈမ်ား လုပ္ေဆာင္ ရန္လည္းေကာင္း ညႊန္ၾကားခ်က္ထုတ္ျခင္းအေပၚ ေထာက္ခံႀကိဳဆိုပါသည္။ သက္ဆိုင္ရာဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမ်ားမွလည္း သမၼတႀကီး၏ လမ္းညႊန္ခ်က္အတိုင္း အခ်ိန္ႏွင္တစ္ေျပးညီ ေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကမည္ဟု မိမိတို႔မွ ေမၽွာ္လင့္ပါသည္ […]

September 28, 2016  •  By 142 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤