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WLB Trip to Kayan State, Meeting with KyWO

WLB Trip to Kayan State, Meeting with KyWO

WLB representatives traveled to Kayan State in late April to discuss the current political situation with the Kayan Women’s Organization (KyWO). At the KyWO Congress, WLB assisted by facilitating the strategic planning and designing of programs, as well as helping with [Read More]

Karen women’s voices vital in peace talks

Originally appeared in: Karen News   The participation of women in future peace talks between the ethnic groups and the central government will be critical contribution to achieving lasting peace in Burma. Durable peace goes beyond the mere absence of conflict, and [Read More]

Swedish Burma Committee Report: Where are the Women?

Swedish Burma Committee Report: Where are the Women?

Download the newly-released report from the Swedish Burma Committee, created in colloboration with WLB and its member organizations.   Download PDF: http://bit.ly/13QN68b “If women are not involved in the ceasefire process, and I mean at every step, every level of [Read More]

Rape of 10 year old girl causes outrage

Rape of 10 year old girl causes outrage

HPRUSO—The rape of a 10-year-old girl in Hpruso, near Loikaw in Kayah State, has caused outrage and demonstrations in response to ongoing sexual violations in the district due to the close proximity of a military camp based nearby. Protestors have used this incident to [Read More]

WLB New Year Appeal Letter: Thein Sein Government and All Parties to Work Towards Genuine Peace

PDF: English PDF: Burmese Women’s League of Burma (WLB) wishes for the people of Burma to be free from danger and violations of their rights and their dignity, and to gain eternal peace, commencing from this Burmese New Year of 1375. Today, Burma is transitioning from [Read More]

စစးမြနးေသာ ၿငိမး့ခ္မး့ေရ့အတျကး ေရြ့႐ႈေဆာငးရျကးၾကရနး အမ္ဳိ့သမီ့မ္ာ့အဖဲျ႕ခ္ဳပး (်မနးမာႏိုငးငဵ)၏ ႏြစးသစးကူ့ပနးၾကာ့ခ္က

စစ္မွန္ေသာ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ ေရွး႐ႈေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကရန္အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ)၏ [Read More]

Myanmar needs to admit rape of minority women

Originally appeared in: Bangkok Post   The Myanmar central government has consistently denied its soldiers have systematically used rape as a weapon of war against ethnic minorities. But according to numerous reports, despite recent political reforms, Myanmar’s [Read More]

Forced to flee, women from Burma now pressured to return

Forced to flee, women from Burma now pressured to return

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Working outside Burma for positive changes inside is a fundamental and imperative aspect of effective documentation and campaigning. But now, many members of the exile community — including staff of Women’s League [Read More]

Religious persecution, rape still evident in Kachin State

Originally appeared in : Mizzima   Sixty-six Christian churches have been burnt down in Kachin state since the conflict erupted in June 2011, according to the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT), a figure that is backed by Myitkyina-based Kachin Baptist [Read More]

Activist speaks about causes of Kachin conflict, prognosis for peace

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Interview by Garrett Kostin, The Best Friend Library – Chiang Mai   Seng Zin is a Kachin activist and community organizer living in Chiang Mai. She is originally from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, and [Read More]

Myanmar women’s group calls for more female MPs

Myanmar women’s group calls for more female MPs

Originally appeared in: Myanmar Times By Ei Ei Toe Lwin Chaing Mai-based Women’s League of Burma has called for greater women’s participation in the peace process and politics. The group’s leaders said last week they want to see 30 percent of seats in parliament [Read More]

Despite Ceasefire, Sexual Violence Continues in Shan State: Women’s Group

Originally appeared in: The Irrawaddy By Samantha Michaels/ The Irrawaddy For decades, mothers and daughters in Burma’s border areas have lived on high alert. While ethnic rebels in their homelands fought bloody wars with government troops, women of all ages were [Read More]

Daughter of KIA Officer Saved from Forced Marriage

Daughter of KIA Officer Saved from Forced Marriage

Originally appeared in: The Irrawaddy By Echo Hui / The Irrawaddy Chinese police successfully rescued a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer’s daughter on Sunday who had been trafficked to China to be the forced bride of a farmer. Maran Kai Ja was found in Tange, a [Read More]

On the run from Myanmar

Originally appeared in: Global Times By Yan Shuang “When night falls, you can see Myanmese people on the street injecting drugs, and Myanmese prostitutes standing around,” Azhuo Zhihong, a jade trader and amateur photographer in Ruili, Yunnan Province, told the [Read More]

Kachin fighting hits IDP health

Originally appeared in: IRIN MYITKYINA, 15 November 2012 (IRIN) – Cold weather, medicine stock-outs and lack of health workers – especially those trained in mental health care – are worrying the few local NGOs working with the hardest-to-access communities [Read More]

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