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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin State’ (265 found)

“What do We Still Have Left to Offer?” – Questions of “Give” and “Take” in Build-up to Panglong Conference

NLD-ethnic-meetOn 17 July, 2016, the State Counselor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) to discuss a framework for the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference. Comprising of nine ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that did not sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), the UNFC promoted inclusivity as central to achieving the goal of a truly federal state […]

July 26, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Government Under UN Scrutiny on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Minority-WomenThe Burma Government submitted its first periodic report under National League for Democracy (NLD) leadership to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on 6 July […]

July 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

War continues in Burma: 19-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Checkpoint, 22-Year-Old Killed by a Landmine, and a Mother injured by Shrapnel

The Burma Army is currently engaged in an escalating conflict in both northern Shan and Kachin states. The situation has left several dead, including a 22-year-old man killed by a landmine, and others injured, such as a 39-year-old mother wounded by shrapnel and incapacitated. To further highlight the lack of security the Burma Army brings to the entire region, in Myitkyina, where there is not active fighting, Burma Army soldiers gunned down a 21-year-old student at a checkpoint […]

July 12, 2016  •  By Free Burma Ranger  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Special Rapporteur’s Visit Highlight ongoing Human Rights Issues in Burma

Yanghee-LeeLast week, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Ms. Yanghee Lee, completed a 12-day tour of Burma – the first visit of its kind under the new NLD-led Government […]

July 6, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Committing to Women’s Rights During Burma’s Peace Process

Last week in Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, the Ta-ang Women’s Organization had to cancel the launch of a report because the authorities deemed its subject matter too sensitive […]

July 6, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: NGOS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), together with over ten other organisations working for human rights in Burma, today calls on the government of Burma to take urgent action to protect vulnerable religious minorities in the country, following two recent violent attacks on Muslims […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSOs Call For Investigation of Attacks on Muslim Places of Worship

RANGOON — Civil society organizations (CSOs) urged the government to investigate recent attacks on Muslim places of worship in Pegu Division and Kachin State, calling to protect the rights of religious minorities, according to a joint statement on Tuesday […]

July 5, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN MPs: Myanmar government must take action in response to anti-Muslim violence

JAKARTA, 4 July 2016 — Two recent attacks on mosques in Myanmar have again raised questions about the commitment of the Myanmar government to tackle rising anti-Muslim sentiment and the hate speech that fans it, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

July 4, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

လားရွဴိးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ မိုင္းေယာ္ေဒသခံမ်ားအား သတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာ့ တပ္မေတာ္၏အၾကမ္းဖက္လုပ္ရပ္ကို ကန္႕ကြက္ရႈတ္ခ်သည့္ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၂၅ ရက္ေန႕ ဇြန္လ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ လားရႈိးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ မိုင္းေယာ္ေဒသခံရြာသား ၇ ဦး အား ရက္စက္စြာ ဖမ္းဆီးသတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္၏ အၾကမ္းဖက္လုပ္ရပ္ကို ပေလာင္ျပည္နယ္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္ဦး P.S.L.F /T.N.L.A မွ အျပင္းအထန္ကန္႕ကြက္ရႈတ္ခ်လိုက္ပါသည္ […]

July 3, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤