Press Releases and Statements

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Myanmar: Immediately Take Action Against the Security Forces and Village Administrator for Shooting Arakanese Man Dead

April 10th, 2017|

Press release for immediate release / All Arakan Students' and Youths' Congress (AASYC) | April 10, 2017 All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC) seriously condemns the arbitrary shooting by Myanmar security forces of an [...]

Kachin and Northern Shan Update: Civilians Caught in the Middle

April 8th, 2017|

Free Burma Rangers (FRB) | April 3, 2017 In Kachin and northern Shan states, checkpoints are a routine part of life. Along roadways, civilians endure extensive searches of their personal belongings and shipments of supplies, [...]

Kachin: Rapid Assessment Survey Findings

April 6th, 2017|

Joint Strategy Team | April 5, 2017 Escalating armed conflict in Kachin between the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) during November 2016 to January 2017 caused renewed displacement for 6,066 already [...]

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

March 28th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

March 27th, 2017|

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 [...]

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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”

March 24th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

March 23rd, 2017|

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 [...]

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Statement of the Ninth Congress of Women’s League of Burma

March 21st, 2017|

Statement by Women's League of Burma (WLB) | March 20, 2017 The Ninth Congress of the Women’s League of Burma, held from March 16 to 18, 2017, was attended by 67 people, including representatives from member organizations, [...]

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International Day of Action for Rivers: Countrywide Gatherings on International Rivers Day to Oppose Large Dams in Burma’s Conflict Zone

March 15th, 2017|

Statement by SSN, BRN and BEWG | March 14, 2017 Today, on the International Day of Action for Rivers, communities around the country are gathering to oppose plans by the Burmese government and global hydropower industry [...]

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Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT or Myanmar Army) Troops Shot and Killed Innocent Civilian

March 15th, 2017|

PSLF/TNLA | March 15, 2017 Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops caused death by shooting a Ta’ang villager, Mine A’lwit Dote (aged 24 years), son of U Aik Dote and Daw E of PanLawt village, HoNaung Village [...]

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Briefing Paper on the Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar

March 13th, 2017|

Progressive Voice and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) | March 13, 2017 Progressive Voice and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), an organization in consultative status to the United [...]

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KWO Statement on International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2017|

Karen Women's Organisation (KWO) | March 8, 2017 Happy International Women’s Day to all women around the world. We all deserve this special day and recognition for what we do and what we contribute to [...]

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