Child sexual abuse on the rise

December 24, 2020

HURFOM: The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), is seeing a dramatic increase in sexual assaults of underage girls coinciding with the second wave of COVID-19 in Mon State.

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MUP seeks common ground before accepting NLD request to form a Democratic Federal Union

December 21, 2020

HURFOM: The Joint Secretary of the Mon Unity Party, Nai Layi Tama has responded to the National League for Democracy (NLD), indicating they can not alone form a “National Unity Government.”

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Thanbyuzayat political parties unsatisfied with UEC response

December 15, 2020

HURFOM: Political parties from Thanbyuzayat Township, in Mon State are unsatisfied with the response of the Union Election Commission(UEC) and the Township Election Sub-commission, who have both denied requests  to share electoral information.

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Domestic violence increasing: Public engagement remains poor

December 10, 2020

HURFOM: The number of incidents of domestic violence has been increasing in Mon State, but the public  is not showing interest in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

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HURFOM Marks the 72nd International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2020

Today, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) marks the 72nd International Human Rights, during a time when so many individuals around the world are struggling to cope with the global pandemic and its consequences. 

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Health Department urges people to follow guidelines as Covid-19 death toll increases

December 8, 2020

HURFOM: The increase of  Covid-19 infected patients and a rising death toll has caused the Mon State Department of Public Health to urge people to obey statements, orders and guidelines released by the Ministry of Health and Sport (MOHS).  Public Health officials requested that people living in townships under “Stay at Home” orders cooperate with the department by following their instructions.

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Jeopardy for the poor: Opportunity for the rich

December 2, 2020

Land grabbing during COVID-19 in Southern Ye Township

Despite work and travel bans imposed across Myanmar, a mining company has unlawfully and secretly bought land and plantations in the Magyi village track, in Southern Ye Township, Mon State. The conduct of the company has provoked conflicts within the community, and has led to negative impacts on the livelihoods of local villagers.

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Three rape cases involving minors in Kamarwat township

December 1, 2020

HURFOM: In the month of November, 2020, three incidents involving the rape of minors took place in Kamarwat Town, Mudon Township, Mon State. The victims were between the ages of 14 to 17.  The rapists have been identified as either neighbors, friends or boyfriends.

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NLD candidate faces charges for allegedly breaching electoral laws

November 26, 2020

HURFOM: On November 23, 2020, Daw Khin Myo Myint, a National League for Democracy (NLD) candidate in the Kyaikmayaw Mon State Parliament Constituency #1 race was charged with breaching electoral laws. 

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MNEC in financial crisis as donors cut funding

November 25, 2020

HURFOM: The Mon National Education Committee (MNEC) is facing a financial crisis for the next academic year as donors plan to cut funding.

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