Boycott Myanmar Campaign is a coalition of civil and human rights organizations advancing the rights of the Rohingya and other ethnic and religious minorities within Myanmar and its diaspora, and advocating broadly for civil and human rights in the Asia Pacific region. Atrocities against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya culminated in a genocidal purge in the fall of 2017, mirroring decades of ongoing abuses against other ethnic and religious minorities – including but not limited to the Chin, Karen, Kayah, Kachin, Mon, Rakhine, and Shan. For the Rohingya, this humanitarian crisis has led to the exodus of well over 700,000 refugees since 2017 to bordering Bangladesh, where they languish in squalid camps without access to adequate healthcare, education, or employment opportunities.

The Myanmar government, which includes elected civilian officials and a powerful military apparatus, is entirely complicit in these atrocities. The military executes horrific abuses against vulnerable minorities, while the civilian government – including the de facto head of state Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – watches in complicity without taking action or speaking out to protect them.

Foreign investment is a critical source of financial support for the genocidal regime controlling Myanmar.  The international community – including business leaders and corporate interests – must consider how their money can enable and fund genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority and human rights abuses against other minorities. Corporations and consumers must hold the Myanmar government accountable for its abuses.  They must exercise their conscience to ensure their money does not fund genocide. They must reject investment and economic benefits to Myanmar until the Rohingya and other ethnic and religious minorities are guaranteed security, justice, and equality.  Genocide and human rights abuses are bad for business. Coca Cola, the Japanese tobacco industry, and Myanmar tourism – among others – are all complicit in propping up Myanmar’s abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

Boycott Myanmar Campaign (BMC) is a collaborative campaign initiated by:

The following groups are endorsing the Boycott Myanmar Campaign:

  1. Associates to Develop Democratic Burma Inc. (Canada)
  2. Australian Burmese Rohingya Organisation
  3. Beyond Borders Malaysia
  4. Buddhist Action Coalition
  5. Buddhist Humanitarian Project (Berkeley, California)
  6. Burmese Rohingya Association Japan
  7. Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
  8. Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative 
  9. Centre for Human Rights Research & Advocacy (CENTHRA) Malaysia
  10. Colours For Hope (South Africa)
  11. Columbia Law School Middle Eastern Law Student Association
  12. Documentation Center of Cambodia
  13. Euro-Burma Office (Brussels)
  14. Forum For Secular Bangladesh
  15. Genocide Watch, USA
  16. Hope For Humanity (UK)
  17. Humanity Auxilium (Calgary, Canada)
  18. Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, The Netherlands
  19. International Association of People’s Lawyers
  20. International Movement for a JUST World (JUST)
  21. International State Crime Initiative, Queen Mary University of London School of Law, UK
  22. Kachin National Oragnisation
  23. Kachin Rights International
  24. Lewisham Momentum Group (UK)
  25. Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPACUK)
  26. Noor Culture Centre (Canada)  
  27. Odika (Bangladesh)
  28. Protect The Rohingya (South Africa)
  29. Rohingya Today
  30. Salaamedia (South Africa)
  31. Santa Clara University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic, USA
  32. Stateless Network (Japan)
  33. The ISHAMI Foundation
  34. Women Association of Development and Innovation (WADI), Malaysia