Press Release: Western Union – Stop Funding Genocide in Burma  

Press Release: Embargoed For: 31st October 2019; 9am US ET Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Burma Campaign UK, and International Campaign for the Rohingya On the eve of Western Union announcing its 3rd quarter results, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Burma Campaign UK, International Campaign for the Rohingya, and 33 other organizations today called on Western Union … Read more

Open Letter to Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek

We represent 33 organizations calling on Western Union to end its business relationship with Burma’s military. The Burmese military has been accused by United Nations investigators of being responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Western Union is in a business relationship with a military-owned bank in Burma, which it uses as one … Read more

How Universities Can Join the Movement to End Genocide

How can you make your university take action to end genocide? Students and faculty have an honorable tradition of organizing to uphold human rights. By organizing to persuade your university to enact a policy to end genocide, you are following in the footsteps of similar campaigns, such as the South Africa anti-apartheid movement (1980s), Free … Read more

Open letter to the UN Secretary General on UN operations in Myanmar

International Campaign for the Rohingya has joined fifteen NGOs on an open letter to the UN Secretary General following the publication of the inquiry into UN operations in Myanmar. The letter calls on the Secretary General to learn from the UN’s past failures in Myanmar and take bold action to strengthen support for human rights … Read more

Talking to Your Treasurer About Genocide

How can you make your university take action to end genocide? One way would be to press your university to use the power of its investments. Educational institutions invest trillions of dollars, primarily through their endowments. As shareholders, universities are partial owners of thousands of publicly traded companies. Through those ownership stakes, unviersities can put … Read more

Press Release: Historic New “End Genocide Bill” Introduced in Maryland General Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maryland Delegate Bilal Ali (Baltimore City – District 41) has introduced an historic new bill to ensure that Maryland spends and invests taxpayers’ money in a manner that reflects Maryland values of upholding human rights and opposition to genocide and crimes against humanity. The Maryland End Genocide Bill (HB 1787) will require … Read more

End Genocide, Starting With Your Hometown

By Simon Billenness, Executive Director, International Campaign for the Rohingya We have an honorable American tradition of our cities and states upholding human rights. Now is the time for us to demand that our taxpayer dollars don’t contribute to genocide. During the American Revolution, town meetings adopted resolutions calling for a boycott of British-made goods. … Read more

Press Release: ARSA Ambush No Excuse For Further Violence Against Rohingya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARSA Ambush No Excuse For Further Violence Against Rohingya January 7, 2018 International Campaign for the Rohingya condemns the ambush on January 5, 2018, by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) of a military vehicle in Burma’s Rakhine State, which wounded five members of the Burmese security forces. Today, ARSA issued a … Read more

HRW Report: Massacre by the River |Burmese Army Crimes against Humanity in Tula Toli

Today, December 19, 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a 30-page report detailing the systemic killings and rape of several hundred Rohingya Muslims by the Burmese Army on August 30 in Tula Toli village, Rakhine state. Read the full report now Read the news release now [youtube]

No Genocide Gems! Burma’s Military Takes a Hit From Citizens Sanctions

By Emily Claire Goldman and Simon Billenness On December 6th, Cartier made the dramatic announcement that it would stop its purchase of gems from Burma (Myanmar). This sudden shift was due to consumer pressure on Cartier to stop selling “genocide gems.” This demonstrates the growing power of “citizens sanctions” on the Burmese army’s business interests. … Read more

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