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 to end its business relationship …

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 of its agents in the …

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 Burma movement (1990s), Save Darfur …

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 pressure on corporations to stop …

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 that the State of Maryland …

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. The Boston Tea Party seized …

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 statement taking responsibility for the …

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. Cartier faced mounting pressure from …