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Myanmar Human Rights

Rape and Human Trafficking -- Is This Burmese Democracy?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

The world may be weary of stories of atrocities with constant accounts of man's inhumanity to man in the media. But recent events in Burma demand the attention and definitive action from the international community.

Though Diplomatic Doors Open to Myanmar, Tragedy Persists in Ethnic Areas

Andrew G. Lim | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
Andrew G. Lim

The U.S. and other nations must apply diplomatic pressure to ensure that Myanmar provides healthcare, education, sanitation, and other social services for all its civilians, equally -- regardless of ethnicity.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Returns To Politics After Two Decades

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cautioned Thursday that the democratic reforms started by Myanmar's nominally civilian gove...

Clinton's Visit to Burma: Is Obama Administration Slipping on Human Rights?

Amnesty International | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Amnesty International

When a senior U.S. leader visits a foreign country that has been previously vilified, the visit acts as an informal endorsement of that government. Is that the message we want to send the brutal regime in Burma?

Aung San Suu Kyi Sees Progress In Myanmar

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar -- Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that Myanmar's government has taken positive steps toward reform in the year since sh...

Guerilla Aid!

Barton Brooks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barton Brooks

I imagine everything we do is based on a feeling, and on that day it all became clear for me. These children were going about their day in poverty - but happy - and their indifference to their need struck me. I no longer saw "global poverty" as a Sally Struthers infomercial that made