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Posts Tagged ‘Armed Conflict’ (233 found)

The Position Statement of United Nationalities Federal Council on Peace in the Country

The armed conflict, which has been going on between the non-Burman nationalities and successive regimes in power in the Union of Burma, is due to denial of equality to the non-Burman nationalities. This lack of equality is the crucial political problem underlying the politics of Burma […]

December 4, 2011  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Potential War Crimes Exposed in Detail in New Report Titled, Crimes in Northern Burma: Results from a Fact-Finding Mission to Kachin State

Burma’s army is committing serious human rights violations against ethnic communities in Kachin State that may amount to war crimes, according to a new report released today by the Norway-based non-governmental organization Partners Relief & Development […]

November 28, 2011  •  By Partners Relief and Development  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crimes in Northern Burma: Results from a Fact-Finding Mission to Kachin State

On 9 June 2011, civil war broke out in northern Burma between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), ending a 17-year long ceasefire agreement. This report presents data collected from a Partners investigation in southern Kachin State, Burma in October 2011 […]

November 28, 2011  •  By Partners Relief & Development  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End Militarism to Eliminate Violence Against Women

On 17 December, 1999, the 83rd Session of the 54th United Nations General Assembly designated the 25th of November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by Resolution 54/134. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women […]

November 25, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges US Secretary of State to Highlight Human Rights Violations in Ethnic States During Visit to Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has today written to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, welcoming her forthcoming visit to Burma and requesting her to use the opportunity to “urge the regime to stop attacking ethnic people, declare a nationwide ceasefire […]

November 25, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges International Community to Highlight Plight of Ethnic Nationalities in Engagement with Burmese Regime

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today expressed concern that the plight of Burma’s ethnic nationalities is being neglected in the process of engagement with Burma’s regime. CSW particularly highlights continuing severe violations of human rights, including the use of rape […]

November 24, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

In a Premature Nod to Burma, ASEAN Misses a Chance to Drive Real Change

Last weekend, the Arab League voted to suspend Syria from its meetings and impose sanctions on the Damascus regime. The vote came after Syria ignored the regional institution’s calls for the release of prisoners, an immediate end to killings and violence and talks with opposition forces.

While the Arab League took such a strong decision, another regional group, ASEAN, has shied away from its responsibility to protect civilians and promote peace, security and justice in one of its member states […]

November 20, 2011  •  By Khin Ohmar  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ban Ki-moon Urged to Press for Release of all Political Prisoners in Burma

In the past 24 hours, supporters of Burma Campaign UK have sent more than 1,000 email messages to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of his meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma later this week […]

November 17, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤