Tag Archives: Gender လိင်

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FEM submission to UN on deaths in custody

Deaths in custody in Myanmar Deaths in custody have become extremely common in Myanmar since the military coup started in February 2021. Of the 3,000 individuals killed by Myanmar’s military and the authorities since the coup started, approximately a third, 1,000, were killed while being

Remembering 300 women and girls silenced forever by coup – စစ်အာဏာသိမ်းမှုကြောင့် ထာဝရနှုတ်ပိတ်ခံခဲ့ရသော အမျိုးသမီးနှင့် မိန်းကလေးငယ် အယောက် ၃၀၀ အား အောက်မေ့သတိရခြင်း

On “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, FEM remembers the more than 300 women and girls whose voices have been silenced forever by the coup. The killed women included students, protesters, teachers, nurses, public officials, nuns, civil society workers, political activists, shop

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Feminist lens on free expression

FEM is a feminist organisation and has consistently worked to better understand how women and free expression interact. In 2019 we published the report Daring to Defy Myanmar’s Patriarchy. In 2021, we submitted the following report to a feminist consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur

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Hate speech Directive threatens free expression in election countdown — အမုန်းစကားဆိုင်ရာအမိန့်ညွှန်ကြားချက်သည် ရွေးကောက်ပွဲကာလသို့နီးကပ်နေချိန်တွင် လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုရေးသားခွင့်ကို ခြိမ်းခြောက်လျက်ရှိသည်။

Following years of inaction, the Myanmar government has made its first public policy response to “hate speech”.[1]Presidential Directive 3/2020 includes several positive policy developments but conceals a significant threat to freedom of expression. FEM has written several reports on the government’s policy response to hate

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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Let’s talk about “hate speech” — အမုန်းစကားအကြောင်း ပြောရအောင်

This is an article published by Irrawaddy. It explains about the concept of “hate speech” and how Myanmar’s government should deal with it, ensuring maximum protection for the right to freedom of expression. လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခြင်း မြန်မာ မှ ယဉ်ရတနာသိန်း ရေးသားပြီး ဧရာဝတီသတင်းဌာနက ဖော်ပြထားတာ ဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ ” ဒီနေ့ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဟာ တခြားသော

Report: Myanmar’s media freedom at risk — ခြိမ်းခြောက်ခံနေရသော မြန်မာ့မီဒီယာလွတ်လပ်ခွင့်

The freedom by which the media can investigate, access, and publish information, particularly that which is critical, is one of the best ways to measure the level of democracy in a country. Journalists know best how much freedom the media has, and can compare their

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FEM and gender

FEM is very serious about gender. We have even written a big research report about it. Violations of freedom of expression and information are different depending on your sexual orientation and gender identity. Real examples in Myanmar Protesters are often pushed around by the police and