8 February 2017 For Immediate Press Release ND-Burma today releases its 2016 report on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar, which shows a dramatic increase
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“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell In December 2016, investigative reporter Ko Soe Moe Tun was found dead at the side of a road in Monywa, north-west of Mandalay.
“They have received no aid since October and have barely any food left.They are trying to cook their tiny amounts of rice with rotten pumpkin leaves they find in the jungle.”
The enduring, constitutionally entrenched power of the military and the elevation of Buddhism as the de facto state religion are key factors in understanding violations of religious freedom currently affecting Christian communities in Burma.
In October 2016, amid renewed violence in Rakhine state, it was reported that “dozens” of women had been raped by Burma/Myanmar army soldiers. The story shocked international media and
21 – 22 November, 2016, Chaung Thar beach ND-Burma and its partner organisations held a workshop to discuss ways of ensuring victims of human rights violations in Myanmar receive reparations for the abuses they have suffered. 30 participants from ND-Burma member organisations and its partners took part in the workshop. This included the Karen Human […]
This report provides an update of the security situation in Kachin areas of northern Burma during the past year, since the November 2015 elections.
Date: 2016 November 15 Press release by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) A new report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) documents ongoing, widespread Burma Army abuses in Kachin areas of northern Burma over the past year, since the National League for Democracy (NLD) was voted into power. “A far cry from peace” […]
The Burma Army has targeted and attacked ethnic groups for nearly 20 years, thus leading them to flee their country and seek refuge in foreign countries.
The field of human rights in a region as large as Asia is an ambitious topic to cover in a one-day workshop. With the support of numerous partners including Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) and the United Nations Office of the High Commission on Human […]
ND-Burma formed in 2004 in order to provide a way for Burma human rights organizations to collaborate on the human rights documentation process.
The 13 ND-Burma member organizations seek to collectively use the truth of what communities in Burma have endured to advocate for justice for victims.
ND-Burma trains local organizations in human rights documentation; coordinates members’ input into a common database using Martus, a secure open-source software; and engages in joint-advocacy campaigns.
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