Myanmar

Joint Call For Human Rights Council Special Session on Myanmar
5 February 2021 12:06 pm

5 February 2021 We, the undersigned human rights organisations, are deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Myanmar after the military seized power and immediately cracked down on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly and urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to take immediate action. On 4 February, the UN [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar military should end its use of violence and respect democracy
1 February 2021 5:21 pm

Myanmar military should end its use of violence and respect democracy The undersigned groups today denounced an apparent coup in Myanmar, and associated violence, which has suspended civilian government and effectively returned full power to the military. On 1 February, the military arbitrarily detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the [ Read more ]

‘We must help and support people to speak out whenever they face any form of violations; we need to hear from them and raise their voice to the world.’ ‒ Interview with Naw Hser Hser, Secretary General of the Women’s League of Burma
9 December 2020 8:00 am

In this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked with Naw Hser Hser, Secretary General of the Women’s League of Burma, FORUM-ASIA’s member in Myanmar. In the interview, Naw Hser Hser shared with us how the oppression and gender-based violence in the region motivated her to study human rights and speak for the people whose rights had been [ Read more ]

From our member Equality Myanmar, Myanmar – Myanmar’s Corruption Commission Tops Regional Poll
7 December 2020 12:29 am

By ZAW ZAW HTWE 25 November 2020 Yangon – Among 17 Asia-Pacific countries, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar has gained the highest trust of its citizens, according to a report by Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption. The report said on Tuesday that Myanmar’s citizens expressed the highest trust in their anti-corruption body in all the [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Release Arbitrarily Detained Student Protesters and Cease Further Prosecutions
24 November 2020 5:46 pm

  23 November 2020 We, the undersigned 10 human rights organizations, call on the Myanmar authorities to immediately end criminal proceedings against student activists and other individuals charged in relation to recent peaceful protest activities. We call on the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally  release those detained for simply exercising their human rights. Authorities [ Read more ]

Myanmar: A flawed election process amidst continuous exclusion of minorities and assault on civic space
5 November 2020 2:36 pm

(Bangkok, 5 November 2020) ‒ Myanmar’s election process perpetuates existing systematic and structural inequalities and discrimination, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled on 8 November. ‘Myanmar’s elections have been characterised by the continued disenfranchisement of its ethnic minority groups, particularly the Rohingya, and the use of [ Read more ]

Briefing Paper: Pervasive Hate Speech and the Role of Facebook in Myanmar
4 November 2020 9:18 pm

Myanmar is scheduled to hold its elections on 8 November 2020. The run-up to the elections has been characterised by the continued exclusion of the Rohingya. The country’s 1982 Citizenship Law, which deprived the Rohingya of their citizenship, has been used to deprive them of the right to participate in these elections. In the year [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
29 September 2020 12:45 pm

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  Tuesday, 22 September 2020 Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Special Rapporteur’s update. [ Read more ]

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch: Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration
24 September 2020 4:31 pm

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration Tuesday, 29 September 2020 2-5 PM (GMT+7) R.S.V.P.  Click here to register by 12 PM 29 September 2020 Migration trends have been on the rise, particularly in Southeast [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
8:00 am

45 th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 22 September 2020  Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Special [ Read more ]