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Kachin Alliance: Open letter to President Barack Obama

We, the Kachin Alliance, write to express gratitude for President Obama’s tireless efforts in advancing and deepening the United States’ engagement in Asia Pacific. We laud the Obama administration, for dedicating more resources and time than any of its predecessors to secure friendship with the peoples of Southeast Asia, including all ethnic nationalities of Burma […]

September 12, 2016  •  By Kachin Alliance  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Latest Burma Army attack on strategic SSPP/SSA mountain base stokes fears of major war escalation

SHRF strongly condemns the recent Burma Army attack on a strategic mountain base of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Tangyan township, causing about 100 villagers to flee their homes, and stoking fears of significant war escalation and new displacement […]

September 8, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤

How communitv-driven are CDD projects in Myanmar?

IFI Watch MyanmarThe National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP) was created by the World Bank with the objective of assisting the progress of development in Myanmar through a people-centered approach. Central to the goals of this project is its “community-driven” nature […]

August 29, 2016  •  By IFI Watch Myanmar  •  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 ➤

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 ➤

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom – Burma: 2016 Annual Report

In 2015, peaceful elections ended more than 50 years of military-controlled government in Burma, yet the new government faces myriad human rights chal-lenges. Throughout the year, Burma’s government and non-state actors continued to violate religious freedom; these violations became a defining element of the campaign season […]

August 15, 2016  •  By United States Commission on International Religious Freedom  •  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 ➤