January 19th, 2018

Press Release by Action for Shan State Rivers 15/01/18

Action for Shan State Rivers (ASSR) released a statement on the 15th January 2018 to oppose an environmental assessment that will push through various dam-building projects along the Salween River, Eastern Shan State, Burma. Shans angered by IFC hydropower meeting in Taunggyi amidst escalating conflict and blocked peace dialogues Action for Shan State Rivers (ASSR) strongly opposes the hydropower stakeholder discussion being held in Taunggyi today, which is part of a series of meetings to “finalize” a countrywide strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for hydropower development organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) since 2016....

December 14th, 2017

Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people has recently been exposed by the media, finally mounting pressure on the international community to confront the unacceptable violent campaign by Burma’s security forces. Meanwhile, ethnic groups on the other side of the country are suffering in silence, with essential international aid which they are dependent on, being withdrawn....

August 22nd, 2016

World Humanitarian Day: One Humanity in Burma I

Who’s beyond ‘One Humanity’? As we celebrate ‘One Humanity’ on World Humanitarian Day we want to introduce the work of our great partners to show their amazing work and how they live the spirit of ‘One Humanity’ day by day....

August 15th, 2016

21 Century Panglong Conference: A step towards peace?

  Almost everyone in Burma is familiar with the Panglong Conference of 1947. Schoolbooks portrayed it as the moment when the country’s entire ethnic group came together to join a union after gaining independence from the British colonial rule....

January 19th, 2016

New Report: ‘Humane Commerce’ on the legal implications of large-scale developments in Burma

HART published a report in March, ‘Large-Scale Developments in Burma: Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse‘ focusing on the detrimental effects large-scale developments are having on locals in the border areas of Burma. This publication offers updates on issues dealt with in the March report, as well as exploring other matters of concern....

November 25th, 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women | Shan Human Rights Foundation Update

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To commemorate, we are sharing this update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation highlighting ongoing impunity of sexual violence in Burma  and photos from Shan Women’s Action Network below....

November 18th, 2015

What Next for Burma?

Despite the trickle of the last few constituencies left to declare their results, the outcome of last Sunday’s election is clear – the National League for Democracy (NLD) have won by a landslide. The NLD have claimed more than 75% of all seats called in both the regional and union legislatures....

November 13th, 2015

Burma Army troops shoot at farmers in central Shan State on election day, seriously injuring a woman and boy | Shan Human Rights Foundation Update

On November 8, 2015, general election day in Burma, government troops shot at a group of farmers returning from harvesting their rice fields in Mong Nawng, central Shan State. A 55-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were seriously injured. On that day, about 30 villagers of Wan Hoong Kham, Weng Kao tract, north of Mong Nawng town, had requested permission from the Burma Army base at Weng Kao to go to their fields to harvest their paddy....

November 6th, 2015

What To Expect From The Burmese Elections

On Sunday 8th November Burma will go to the polls in what is expected to be the most important elections in the country’s history. For the first time, the military junta seem prepared to hand over a substantial amount of power to the winner. This is in stark contrast to the elections of 1990, in which after the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide 80% of the seats in the Hluttaw (parliament) but the ruling military class annulled the election, having already placed leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest....

October 15th, 2015

If Naypyidaw wants peace, it must stop its military advances into Shan ceasefire territories | Statement by Shan Community Based Organizations |October 15, 2015

Shan Community Based Organisations (CBOs) are gravely concerned at the current offensive by Naypyidaw troops against Shan ceasefire territories in four townships of central Shan State, which has displaced over 1,500 villagers so far.
On October 6, 2015, the Burma Army launched a large-scale offensive on territories of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Mong Su and Mong Nawng townships....
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