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Posts Tagged ‘Peace’ (48 found)

Concerns and Recommendations Regarding Peace Funds

While peace funds are well intentioned, the governance of them has some shortcomings. Burma groups are concerned that they have the potential to undermine the agenda for a comprehensive peace process and engender more harm than the projected benefits.

This position paper outlines a collective message to the Peace Donor Support Group, especially to Norway and the World Bank given that they are moving ahead with their peace fund initiatives, as well as other proponents including the Burma government and its concerned agencies, the implementing NGOs, private firms and consultants […]

October 8, 2012  •  By Burma's ethnic community and civil society organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Peaceful Protest Organizers Charged

Western Countries Should Challenge Government to Uphold Basic Freedoms

The government in Burma should drop charges against activists following peaceful demonstrations on International Peace Day in Rangoon on September 21, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. Thirteen activists face possible charges for violating the country’s 2011 public assembly law for leading a march of some 1,000 demonstrators calling for peace in Kachin State and elsewhere in Burma. The government has already charged two ethnic Kachin participants in the march for the alleged offense in multiple courts […]

October 2, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Long Road to Ending Armed Conflict in Burma

International Peace Day Protest in Rangoon © Steve Tickner/The IrrawaddyOn 21 September, people around the world marked the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, a day that highlighted just how far there remains to go to achieve lasting peace in Burma.

While Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was being feted on her first trip to the US in more than two decades, Kachin community members called on Daw Suu to do more for the people in Kachin State. As many as 90,000 people have been displaced due to armed conflict between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army, and have little access to urgently needed humanitarian assistance.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Rangoon on 21 September to call for peace in Burma, and especially in Kachin State. They wore blue headbands and carried signs reading “Stop Civil War” and “Justice Guarantees Lasting Peace” as they walked from City Hall to Inya Lake. Another group of protesters were stopped from traveling to Naypyidaw where they had planned to protest in front of the office of the Burma Army’s Commander-in-Chief; they instead joined the main group.

While authorities did not stop the main protest in Rangoon, the police later questioned 15 activists and have filed charges against them for violating Article 18 of the problematic Law Relating to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession for demonstrating without official permission. The activists say that they had applied for permission to protest and submitted all the necessary documents, but had been denied by authorities without being given any reason […]

September 24, 2012  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Peace Day Protest Goes Ahead in Rangoon

In the largest popular demonstration since the monk-led 2007 Saffron Revolution, hundreds of protesters marched through Rangoon on Friday to mark International Peace Day and to demand an end to the ongoing conflicts in Burma’s ethnic regions. In a defiant move rarely seen in Burma, protesters gathered in front of City Hall on Friday morning before setting off in lines through the busy streets of Rangoon to their planned rendezvous, Inya Lake, where they say they will hold a prayer service for national peace in the evening.[…]

September 24, 2012  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release on Peace Signature Campaign

A public peace process is needed in Burma to restore hope for IDPs, Refugees and every citizens in Burma…

Today, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) marks World Refugee Day; calling for public participation to ensure a genuine and sustainable peace process in Burma and to release the press statement on WLB organized Peace Signature Campaign that was launched on February 2012 […]

June 20, 2012  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Peace and Development in Burma

With international donors preparing to significantly increase humanitarian and development assistance in order to promote peace in Burma, we are very concerned that cross-border aid to marginalized and vulnerable populations is being limited or cut at this crucial time […]

April 10, 2012  •  By 36 Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ ျမစ္ၾကီးနား ပဲ့တင္သံ

ကၽြႏု္ပ္တို႕ ျပည္ေထာင္စု ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသည္ တိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုေပါင္းစံု ေနထိုင္ေသာ ႏိုင္ငံျဖစ္သည္။ စစ္ေဘးဒဏ္သင့္တိုင္းရင္းသား ညီအစ္ကိုေမာင္ႏွမမ်ားအတြက္ လိုအပ္ေသာ ေထာက္ပံ့ကူညီမႈမ်ား […]

February 28, 2012  •  By 88 Generation Students  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ေၾကညာစာတမ္း

[…] အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္၏ ျပန္လည္မွတ္ပံုတင္ျခင္းႏွင့္ ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲဝင္ရန္ ဆံုးျဖတ္ရျခင္း၏ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္မ်ားမွာ (၁) တရားဥပေဒစိုးမိုးေရး (၂) ျပည္တြင္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးရရွိေရး (၃) ၂၀၀၈ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပံုအေျခခံဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္ႏိုင္ေရးျဖစ္ေပသည္ […]

January 31, 2012  •  By National League for Democracy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤