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Myanmar unions ACT Unions win the right to organize under ACT agreement in Myanmar

Several dispute resolution settlements between Myanmar-based suppliers and local trade unions have been concluded under the Action, Collaboration, Transformation agreement during the COVID-19 crisis

Reports chronicle continuing violence and discrimination against Rohingya community

Violence against the persecuted Rohingya minority community has persisted despite demands to Myanmar state authorities to ensure their safety

Rohingya genocide Three years after beginning of genocide in Myanmar, Rohingyas have been abandoned

Nearly 750,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar fearing persecution at the hands of the military. Those who remain in the volatile Rakhine State are still at risk, making the slogan “never again” appear empty

Myanmar garment workers Union intervention wins back garment workers’ jobs in Myanmar

The intervention by the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar has led to the reinstatement of 168 garment workers who had been laid off by two companies during the COVID-19 lockdown in March and April

Myanmar landslide Over 160 jade miners killed in Myanmar’s landslide

The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State’s Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing

Myanmar army torture Myanmar army admits soldiers’ interrogation of prisoners was not in accordance with law

In a rare admission of guilt, the Myanmar army admitted that its forces were involved in interrogation of detainees that was not in accordance with the law. A leaked video on Sunday showed detainees being assaulted

Myanmar workers COVID Myanmar unions call on garment sector employers to provide minimum wage during lockdown

The unions are demanding that garment workers be paid the minimum wage after employers proposed that workers take unpaid leaves for the entire shutdown period in Myanmar

Coronavirus Myanmar workers Workers in Myanmar affected by global Coronavirus outbreak

The lack of raw materials from China has already caused the closure of 16 factories in Myanmar, resulting in at least 7,000 layoffs. Unions in the country fear large-scale job losses if the crisis situation continues

Rohingya persecution Rohingyas continue to face persecution inside Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Atrocities against the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State continue despite orders by the UN’s top court asking Myanmar to protect its minority. Two women were killed in the last week of January in an incident which also saw seven civilians getting injured

Rohingya genocide ICJ Myanmar government must protect Rohingyas from genocide: ICJ

The International Court of Justice has called the violence perpetrated against the Rohingya community in Myanmar a genocide, and has asked the state to take measures to protect the minorities from further violence

Rohingyas arrested Myanmarese forces arrest Rohingyas for fleeing ‘illegally’

175 Rohingyas attempting to escape persecution in Myanmar through the sea route were detained by the Myanmese navy after their boats were intercepted in the Andaman sea

ICC opens investigation against Myanmar over crimes against Rohingyas

The International Criminal Court has granted approval for the prosecutor to proceed with an investigation against the government of Myanmar for the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas

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