No Peace in Burma: Burma Army (BA) launched another coordinated artillery shelling on Kachin Independence Army (KIA) frontline positions.
As tens of millions of Americans come to grips with revelations that data from Facebook may have been used to sway the 2016 presidential election, on the other side of the world, rights groups say hatemongers have taken advantage of the social network to widely disseminate inflammatory, anti-Muslim speech in Myanmar (Burma).
On the occasion of today’s International Mine Awareness Day, the Ambassadors of the European Union and its Member States have called on the Government of Myanmar to take action against the use of landmines in order to better protect the high number of civilians living in mine contaminated areas in Myanmar.
The theme for 2018’s International Women’s Day, “press for progress,” calls for the “global movement of advocacy, activism and support” for women’s rights to press forward and build on recent gains toward gender parity around the world. This must include “pressing for progress” in the fight for justice for the most marginalized and discriminated populations around the world who have survived rape and sexual violence, including Rohingya women.