Tag Archives: Human rights defenders

New report: Daring to defy Myanmar’s patriarchy — ပေထရီအာခီတော်လှန်ရေး

Across Myanmar, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) exercise their right to freedom of expression to expose discrimination and injustice, name-and-shame perpetrators, and speak uncomfortable truths to power. In doing so, they risk retaliation including physical, sexual, and psychological gender-based violence (GBV). The risk of GBV

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Military withdraws criminal complaints against eight — မြန်မာ့တပ်မတော်က တရားစွဲဆိုထားသည့် အမှု ရှစ်မှုကို ရုပ်သိမ်းလိုက်ခြင်း

FEM welcomes the military’s withdrawal today of criminal complaints against eight journalists, journalist sources and human rights defenders. The criminal provisions in the Penal Code, Telecommunications Law, and Unlawful Association Law, used to charge the eight people are not acceptable under international standards on the

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Protection of journalists and human rights defenders bill

Journalists and human rights defenders are regularly attacked for what they say in Myanmar. Reprisal attacks include surveillance, harassment, beatings and killings. Women also face gender-based attacks. Freedom of expression includes a right to protection from violent reprisals and journalists and human rights defenders urgently