Member statements

The followings are press releases, statements and information releases published by other human rights organizations.

Joint-Statement Civil Society Organizations Calls for Immediate Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Myanmar

15 April 2020 We, the undersigned civil society organizations and individual call for the protection of civilians in armed conflict in Myanmar and for the State to comply with its obligations under the Geneva Conventions and UN Security Council Resolutions 1265, 1296 and 1325. The current targeting of innocent civilians in the conflict between the Arakan Army (AA) and the Myanmar military amounts to war crimes and must immediately cease.

Burma/Myanmar: End Marginalization of Displaced Ethnic Communities

[Yangon – 20 June, 2019] Refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) must be recognized as equal citizens, adequately consulted and be able to meaningfully participate in all decision-making processes concerning their future to ensure that they are not further marginalized, said 15 local Myanmar/Burma civil society organizations in a new report released today – which coincides with the World Refugee Day.


[New York, 25 October 2018] – The UN Security Council (UNSC) must exercise its authority and urgently act to refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) said Progressive Voice, Rohingya Women Welfare Society and Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand following the briefing by the Chairperson of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM) to the UNSC on 24 October. The chairperson of the IIFFMM, Marzuki Darusman,

Myanmar: Human trafficking on China border can only be addressed by ending Burma Army offensives and war crimes

Statement on Myanmar’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day September 13, 2018 On Myanmar’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day, KWAT urges Burma’s government and the international community to recognize that without an end to Burma Army offensives and war crimes, the problem of human trafficking along the China border will never be solved. KWAT has been assisting survivors of human trafficking for the past fifteen years, most of whom have been trafficked to

UN must act urgently on recommendations by the International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar

(Bangkok/Geneva, 27 August 2018) – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice, Equality Myanmar, Kachin Women’s Association Thailand, and Rohingya Women’s Welfare Society welcome the findings of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM) as a major turning point in international efforts towards justice and accountability in Myanmar.