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Fleeing Sexual Violence from Yebyu Township to the Thailand-Burma Border: Mon IDP Report Case Study #1

The following case study is from the joint report “Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma” by Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Burma Link, and Burma Partnership, which was launched in a press conference in Rangoon on August 12th and in Moulmein on August 15th […]

September 7, 2016  •  By Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Beautiful Words, Ugly Actions:The Asian Highway in Karen State, Burma

cover_beautiful_words_ugly_actions_-_englishThis is a joint-report from KHRG, THWEE Community Development Network, and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN). It details human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Asian Highway in Thin Gan Nyi Naung to Kawkareik, Dooplaya District, which was completed in August 2015. These violations include the lack of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for affected communities, and armed conflict aggravated by construction, impacting civilians living along the Highway […]

August 26, 2016  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Karen Human Rights Group and THWEE Community Development Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“A Gentleman’s Agreement”

Women make up just over half of the population in Burma, but have been noticeably absent from nearly four years of peace negotiations to end armed conflict in the country […]

August 25, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  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 ➤

လူူမသိသူမသိဘ၀မ်ား – ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွ လူမသိေသးေသာေနရပ္စြန္႔ခြာတိမ္းေရွာင္ရမႈ သံသရာ

BP Report Cover Lay.cdr လတ္တေလာကာလ ျမန္မာ့အေရးႏွင့္ပတ္သက္လွ်င္ ဒီမိုကေရစီျပဳျပင္ ေျပာင္းလဲေရး၊ ၂၀၁၅ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲႏွင့္ အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမုိကေရစီအဖဲြ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (NLD) ဦးေဆာင္ေသာအစိုးရ၏ အနာဂတ္တို႔ အေပၚသာ အာရံုစိုက္မႈမ်ားေနၿပီး အလြန္နက္နဲေသာ လူသားခ်င္းစာနာမႈ အက်ပ္အတည္း ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအေရွ႕ေတာင္ပိုင္းမွ တိုင္းရင္းသားလူနည္းစု အသိုင္းအဝိုင္းတို႔၏ ဆက္လက္စိုးရိမ္ပူပန္ေနရမႈမ်ားအား အမ်ားအားျဖင့္ လ်စ္လ်ဴ႐ႈထားၾကသည္ […]

August 12, 2016  •  By Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

INVISIBLE LIVES: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma

BP Report Cover Lay.cdrRecently, much attention surrounding Burma has focused on the democratic reform, 2015 elections and the future of the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government, whilst a profound humanitarian crisis and continuing concerns of the ethnic minority communities in the southeast have been largely ignored […]

August 12, 2016  •  By Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

The constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to freely profess and practice religion subject to public order, morality or health and to the other provisions of this Constitution.” The government adopted a package of four laws that many local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) said were an infringement on religious freedom and other basic rights […]

August 10, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women’s Inclusion in Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Ceasefire agreements play a crucial role in ending armed conflict. They are often the primary tool to reduce or stop violence and create space for political negotiations. Due to their technical nature, ceasefire talks have been historically exclusive processes between governments and armed groups. While a growing body of research has addressed ceasefire design and implementation, there is still a dearth of knowledge about the inclusion of women in ceasefire negotiations […]

August 8, 2016  •  By Inclusive Security  •  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 ➤

Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call urges an end to mine use in northern Shan State

To date in 2016, 14 such incidents have already resulted in 12 civilian deaths and 29 injuries. By comparison, in all of 2015, 8 documented incidents led to 4 deaths and 18 injuries […]

July 14, 2016  •  By Geneva Call  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤