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Posts Tagged ‘National Race Protection Law’ (4 found)

Coordination Committee for Civil Society Organizations Forum

The Coordination Committee for Civil Society Organizations Forum held a press conference at M3 Food Court in Rangoon regarding issues around Burma’s reform process. These include crises brought upon by newly enacted legislation and laws proposed during the present government’s reign, the absence of rule of law, and the repression suffered by human rights activists. These issues were also raised at a meeting on 13th January 2015 between Coordination Committee member organizations and the American human rights delegation led by US Assistant Secretary of State, Tom Malinowski […]

January 14, 2015  •  By Coordination Committee for Civil Society Organizations Forum  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women’s Groups Launch Campaign Against National Race Protection Law

Women's campaign against marriage lawKaren Women Empowerment Group and other local women’s groups have released this poster as a part of a campaign to oppose the controversial National Race Protection Law […]

July 18, 2013  •  By Karen Women Empowerment Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

“National Race Protection Law” Protects No One

Buddhist Monks at Convention Rangoon 27 June 2013 by ReutersAt a convention of over 1,500 monks from around the country in Rangoon on 27 June, senior Buddhist monks said that they endorse a draft law that would place restrictions on marriages between Buddhist women and non-Buddhist men, ostensibly “to protect our race and religion.”

The proposed “national race protection law” states that non-Buddhist men wishing to marry a Buddhist woman would have to convert to her religion. They must also obtain permission from the woman’s parents and local authorities before marrying or risk 10 years in jail.

The proposed bill is in clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which states in Article 16(1) that, “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family.”

The bill also violates the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) […]

July 1, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

အမ်ဳိးေစာင့္ဥပေဒ မူၾကမ္းတင္သြင္းရန္ၾကိဳးပန္းမႈႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၂၀၁၃ ခုႏွစ္ ဇြန္လ ၁၃ ရက္ ေန႕တြင္ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ မ်ဳိးေစာင့္ဥပေဒဆိုင္ရာ အၾကိဳညွိႏႈိင္းပြဲမွ ဗုဒၶဘာသာင္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအား ဘာသာျခားႏွင့္ အိမ္ေထာင္ျပဳျခင္းကို ကန္႕သတ္သည့္ ဥပေဒမူၾကမ္းကို တရား၀င္အတည္ျပဳႏိုင္ေရးအတြက္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကို တင္ျပမည့္အစီအစဥ္ကို ေၾကညာခဲ့သည္ […]

June 16, 2013  •  By RAINFALL - အမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖြဲ႕; အခရာအမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖြဲ႕; အနန္႕သဇင္မင္း (Colourful girls); KWEG - ကရင္အမ်ဳိးသမီးဖြဲ႕ျဖိဳးေရးအဖြဲ႕; ဖန္တီးအိမ္ - Phan Tee Ein (Creative Home); ၈၈ - မ်ဳိးဆက္ (အမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖြဲ႕); တကၠသိုလ္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားသမဂၢ (တ-က-သ); Triangle Women Support Group and Safety-Net  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤