Press Releases and Statements

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Joint Strategy Team: Urgent Humanitarian Situation Update in Northern Shan State

March 8th, 2017|

Joint Strategy Team | March 8, 2017 Fighting erupted on early 6th March at Laukai area of Kokang self-administered zone of Northern Shan State in Myanamr between Government Armed Forces and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance [...]

The Report on the Process of Collecting the Voices of Karenni Women and Policy Brief for Peace Process

March 8th, 2017|

Karenni National Women's Organization | March 8, 2017 In August 2016, the Karenni National Women’s Organization (KNWO) conducted awareness training for its own staff and partners to promote women’s participation in the peace process. After [...]

United Nationalities Federal Council Delegation for Political Negotiation Press Release

March 1st, 2017|

United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) | February 28, 2017 1. On March 1, 2017, the UNFC’s Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) and the State Counsellor will be holding a meeting at the National Reconciliation and [...]

Refugee Youth Must Have the Opportunity to Participate in Burma’s Transition

February 22nd, 2017|

[Yangon, 22 February 2017] – Today, Burma Link, Karen Student Network Group (KSNG) and Karen Youth Organisation (KYO) launch a documentary, “Unrecognised Leaders, Tomorrow’s Hope: Raising the Voices of Forgotten Youth.” The documentary amplifies the [...]

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Urgent APRRN Statement: ‘Rohingya Island’ Proposal is Dangerous, Absurd and Inhumane

February 17th, 2017|

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) | February 17, 2017 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a civil society network of over 300 members, expresses serious concern towards the Government of Bangladesh for its [...]

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