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Rethinking Ethnicity in the Classroom

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

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

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

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 [...]

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

March 28th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Press Releases and Statements, Recommended|

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 [...]

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

March 27th, 2017|Featured Collection, Press Releases and Statements, Recommended|

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

IDPs Fearful as Food Rations Set to End

March 24th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

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 [...]

NMSP to Urge Other UNFC Members to Sign NCA

March 24th, 2017|Featured Collection, News, Recommended|

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 [...]

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|Featured Collection, Press Releases and Statements, Recommended|

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|Featured Collection, Press Releases and Statements, Recommended|

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 [...]

New Mon State Party Likely to Sign NCA

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

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 [...]