Rethinking Ethnicity in the Classroom

By Ewan Cameron / Frontier | March 28, 2017 The role of culture in education is often a controversial subject. In Myanmar, the debate is largely focused on the language of instruction, with representatives of ethnic minorities pushing for [...]

March 29th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

Ethnic Alliance in the Limbo: UNFC Disintegration Accelerated by NMSP Moves?

By Sai Wansai / Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) | March 27, 2017 For weeks, since the Panghsang or Pangkham meeting of seven, non-signatory of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) at the United Wa State Party/Army [...]

March 28th, 2017|Articles, Featured Collection, Recommended|

Arbitrary Arrest of Two Villagers by Burma Border Guard Force in Mong Yawng, Eastern Shan State

Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation | March 27, 2017 Two villagers were arbitrarily arrested by Burma Army Border Guard Force (BGF) troops in Mong Yawng, eastern Shan State, during March 13-18, 2017. On March 12, at 8 [...]

UN Human Rights Council Decides to Urgently Dispatch an International Fact Finding Mission to Burma/Myanmar

Forum Asia, KWAT, Progressive Voice, PWO and Women's Peace Network Arakan | March 24, 2017 (Geneva, 24 March 2017) – Today, in a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution to urgently dispatch an international fact [...]

ND-Burma Statement on the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

By ND-Burma | March 24, 2017 ND-Burma Statement on the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims On the International Day for the Right to the Truth [...]

March 27th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

IDPs Fearful as Food Rations Set to End

By KIC / Burma News International (BNI) | March 24, 2017 With donor-supplied food rations set to stop soon, internally displaced families in Kayin (Karen) State say they are worried about their future, yet have little recourse. Donors are [...]

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NMSP to Urge Other UNFC Members to Sign NCA

By Wonsa Mon / Mon News Agency | March 23, 2017 As the Wa continue to push fellow ethnic armed groups to abandon the nationwide ceasefire agreement and start negotiations anew, the movement has encountered resistance in Mon State. [...]

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WCRP release: “Cracks in the Silence: Sexual Violence against Children and Challenges to Accessing Justice in Mon State and Mon Areas of Southeast Burma”

Today HURFOM’s Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP) releases their latest report, “Cracks in the Silence: Sexual violence against children and challenges to accessing justice in Mon State and Mon areas of southeast Burma.” Report in English and Burmese [...]

Over 400 Local Villagers Gather to Call for Halt of Dams on Namtu River in Northern Shan State

By Action for Shan State Rivers | March 22, 2017 On March 21, 2017, over 400 local villagers gathered on the Namtu river bank in northern Shan State calling for the protection of water resources and a halt to [...]

New Mon State Party Likely to Sign NCA

By Lawi Weng / The Irrawaddy | March 23, 2017 RANGOON — The New Mon State Party (NMSP) is likely to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) despite waning enthusiasm for the agreement in the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|