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Equal Only in Name: the Human Rights of Stateless Rohingya in Thailand

Two important new reports on discrimination against stateless Rohingya in Malaysia and Thailand were launched today by the Equal Rights Trust in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University, Bangkok (IHRP) […]

October 17, 2014  •  By Equal Rights Trust and Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Media Advisory: Launch of New Report “Voices from the Ground: Concerns Over Dawei Special Economic Zone and Related Projects”

 Dawei Development Association (DDA) together with villagers who have been directly impacted by the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) project and local civil society groups from Dawei will launch a new report “Voices from the Ground: Concerns Over Dawei Special Economic Zone and Related Projects” on 21 October 2014. The report presents the findings of […]

October 17, 2014  •  By Dawei Development Association  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Media Advisory: Civil Societies’ Review on Myanmar/Burma’s Transition Process: Prospects for 2015 and Beyond

From 14 – 16 October 2014, approximately 600 representatives from civil society organizations nationwide will participate in the forum “Civil Societies’ Review on Myanmar/Burma’s Transition Process: Prospects for 2015 and Beyond” to hold a frank and open discussion regarding the weaknesses and needs of the current transition process in Myanmar/Burma.

The forum will aim to cover the following objectives:

1. Review the current Burma Government’s reform and reflect on its outcome domestically, regionally and internationally

2. Strategize effective implementation of future activities among civil society organizations.

Diverse group of individuals working in their respective fields have been invited to speak as panelists during the forum and cover five thematic issues.

Based on the panel discussions, the participants will break up into 14 thematic groups to discuss various issues facing the people of Myanmar/Burma. The outcome and recommendations of the collective discussions will be presented to civil society, the Myanmar/Burma Government and the broader international community.

We would like to welcome the media to join the forum on 14 October. In order for participants to speak freely, we request that all media representatives covering the forum refrain from participation on 15 – 16 October. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation in creating a safe space for the participants to speak openly regarding the thematic issues.

Date: 14 October – 16 October 2014
Time: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Myanmar Christian Fellowship of the Blind center, Kawechan, Mayangone Township, Rangoon

Following the conclusion of the forum, a press conference will be held at the time and location below:

Date: 17th October 2014
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Myanmar Media Library

We would like to invite the media to join us for our press conference.

Sincerely,

Civil Society Forum Organizing Committee

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သို႔/ မီဒီယာ ညီအကို ေမာင္ႏွမမ်ား

၂၀၁၅ ႏွင့္ အလြန္ ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံအသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းေရးျဖစ္စဥ္အေပၚ လူထုအဖြဲ႔ အစည္းမ်ား၏ႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ပြဲကို ေအာက္ပါရည္ရြယ္ ခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္အညီ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ မည္ပါသည္။

၁။ “လက္ရွိအစိုးရ၏ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈ” မ်ားကုိသံုးသပ္ျပီး ရလဒ္မ်ားကို လူထု အဖြဲ႕ အစည္းမ်ားက ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္/ ေဒသ/ ႏုိင္ငံတကာ ကိုယ္စားျပဳ တင္ျပလာႏုိင္ရန္။

၂။ သံုးသပ္တင္ျပလာေသာ ေရွ႕လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္မ်ားႏွင့္ နည္းဗ်ဴဟာမ်ားကို လူထုအဖြဲ႕ အစည္းမ်ား အၾကား ထိေရာက္ေသာ နည္းလမ္းမ်ားျဖင့္ ခ်ိတ္ဆက္စုေပါင္း အေကာင္ အထည္ေပၚလာႏိုင္ေစရန္။

ထိုႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ပြဲတြင္ ျမန္မာျပည္အႏွံ႔ရွိ အရပ္ဖက္ လူထုအဖြဲ႔အစည္း အသီးသီးမွ လူထု ၆၀၀ ခန္႔ပါဝင္ကာ ျမန္မာႏို္င္ငံမွ လက္ရွိ အသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းေရး ျဖစ္စဥ္၏ အားနည္းခ်က္၊ လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ားအား ရင္းႏွီးပြင့္လင္းစြာ ေဆြးေႏြး ၾကမည္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ထိုႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ပြဲအား ေအာက္ပါ အစီအစဥ္အတိုင္း က်င္းပမည္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

ေန႔ရက္ ။ ။ ၂၀၁၄ ခုႏွစ္၊ ေအာက္တိုဘာလ (၁၄ ) ရက္မွ (၁၆) ရက္အထိ
အခ်ိန္ ။ ။ နံနက္ ၉ နာရီမွ ညေန ၅ နာရီအထိ
ေနရာ ။ ။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ခရစ္ယာန္မ်က္မျမင္မ်ား မိႆဟာယ ခန္းမ၊ ခဝဲျခံ၊ မရမ္းကုန္းျမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႕။

ထိုႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ပြဲတြင္ သက္ဆိုင္ရာ နယ္ပယ္မ်ား၌ လုပ္ကိုင္ေနသူမ်ားမွ ၎တို႔ ၾကံဳေတြ႔ေနရသည့္ အခက္အခဲ ျပႆနာမ်ားကို နယ္ပယ္ငါးခု ခြဲျပီး ေဝမွ်ေဆြးေႏြး ၾကမည္ျဖစ္ကာ တက္ေရာက္ လာသူမ်ားမွ ထိုေဆြးေႏြးခ်က္မ်ား အေပၚအေျခခံျပီး လူထုအေနျဖင့္ လက္ေတ႔ြ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရသည့္ ကိစၥရပ္ ၁၄ ခုကို အေသး စိတ္ ေဆြးေႏြး ၾကမည္ျဖစ္ ပါသည္။ ထိုေဆြးေႏြးခ်က္မ်ားမွ ထြက္ေပၚ လာေသာ အၾကံျပဳေတာင္းဆိုခ်က္မ်ားကို ႏို္င္ငံတကာ အစိုးရမ်ား၊ ျမန္မာ အစိုးရ၊ ျမန္မာ အရပ္ဖက္ လူ႔အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားသို႔ တင္ျပေတာင္းဆို သြားမည္ျဖစ္ ပါသည္။

ႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ပြဲအျပီး ေအာက္တို ဘာလ (၁၇) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ထိုပြဲႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ သတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲကို ေအာက္ပါ အစီအစဥ္အတိုင္းျပဳ လုပ္မည္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

ေန႔ရက္ ။ ။ ၂၀၁၄ ခုႏွစ္၊ ေအာက္တိုဘာလ (၁၇) ရက္
အခ်ိန္ ။ ။ ေန႔လည္ ၂း၀၀ နာရ ီမွ ၄း၀၀ နာရီအထိ
ေနရာ ။ ။ Myanmar Media Library

သတင္းမီဒီယာမ်ားမွ သတင္းေထာက္မ်ား အေနျဖင့္ ထိုသတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲတြင္ တက္ေရာက္ သတင္းယူႏို္င္ပါ ရန္ ေလးစားစြာ ဖိတ္ၾကားအပ္ ပါသည္။ ႏီွးေႏွာ ဖလွယ္ပြဲ ပထမေန႔တြင္လည္း စိတ္ပါဝင္စားပါက တက္ေရာက္ႏို္င္ သတင္းယူႏိုင္ ပါသည္။ ဒုတိယေန႔ႏွင့္ တတိယေန႔တြင္မူ တက္ေရာက္သူမ်ားမွ ပိုမို လြတ္လပ္စြာ ေဆြးေႏြးႏိုင္ေစ ရန္အတြက္ မီဒီယာ သတင္းေထာက္မ်ားအား ဝင္ခြင့္ျပဳရန္ အဆင္ေျပမည္ မဟုတ္ပါေၾကာင္း ေလးစားစြာ ေမတၱာ ရပ္ခံပန္ၾကားအပ္ ပါသည္။

ေလးစားစြာျဖင့္

လူထုႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ပြဲ ျဖစ္ေျမာက္ေရး ေကာ္မီတီ

 

October 13, 2014  •  Read more ➤

Invitation: Briefing for the Launch of 2014 Report on the Performance of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Invitation: Briefing for the Launch of 2014 Report on the Performance of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission 24 September 2014 Dear Friends and Leaders, You are cordially invited to a meeting for a briefing on the performance of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) 2014 report, co-authored by Burma Partnership and Equality Myanmar. The […]

September 24, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership , Equality Myanmar, FORUM-ASIA  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Media Advisory: Press Briefing – Launch of 2014 Report on the Performance of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Press Briefing: Launch of 2014 Report on the Performance of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

The 2014 report on the performance of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), co-authored by Burma Partnership and Equality Myanmar, will be launched at Myanmar Journalist Network office on Thursday, 25 September 2014. The reported contributed to and was published in the 2014 ANNI Report on Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia which was recently released in Taiwan and covers the developments that took place over the course of 2013 and significant events in the first quarter of 2014 […]

September 23, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership , Equality Myanmar  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

16 – 22 June: World Refugee Day is a Timely Reminder that the Rights of Refugees Must Be Respected

The full text of this week’s issue of Weekly Highlights, including an analysis of current events and news highlights from inside Burma, the region and internationally, as well opinion pieces, actions, statements, press releases and reports from Burma groups and relevant actors.

June 25, 2014  •  Read more ➤

Spreading Burma Army Attacks and Abuses Against Civilians in Shan State Undermine Nationwide Ceasefire Negotiation

The Shan Human Rights Foundation is deeply concerned at the escalation of attacks and abuses by the Burma Army against civilians in different areas of Shan State during March 2014, which are undermining current negotiations for a nationwide ceasefire […]

March 28, 2014  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence

(New York) – Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international organizations […]

March 28, 2014  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Religious Freedom Violations Continue for Chin Christians

A new briefing paper published today by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) highlighted violations of religious freedom for Chin Christians in Burma throughout 2013, and called on the government to put the issue at the top of its reforms agenda for 2014 […]

January 21, 2014  •  Read more ➤

Thailand: End Inhumane Detention of Rohingya

Provide Asylum Seekers Access to UN Refugee Agency The Thai government should immediately end the detention under inhumane conditions of more than 1,700 ethnic Rohingya from Burma, Human Rights Watch said today. Rohingya asylum seekers should be transferred from overcrowded cells in immigration detention centers to get screening and protection from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees […]

June 4, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤