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A non-inclusive Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will not Bring Peace: Statement by the Women’s League of Burma

A non-inclusive Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will not Bring Peace: Statement by the Women’s League of Burma

October 13, 2015 ျမန္မာဘာသာ  |   English The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is gravely concerned that the government’s planned signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on October 15 with only eight armed groups will not lead to peace, [Read More]

အစိုးရမွ ေက်ာင္းသားသပိတ္ဆႏၵျပမႈမ်ားကို ဆက္လက္အၾကမ္းဖက္ၿဖိဳခြင္းေနသည့္အေပၚ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ)၏ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

အစိုးရမွ ေက်ာင္းသားသပိတ္ဆႏၵျပမႈမ်ားကို ဆက္လက္အၾကမ္းဖက္ၿဖိဳခြင္းေနသည့္အေပၚ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ)၏ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၂၀၁၅ခုႏွစ္၊ မတ္လ (၁၂)ရက္ ျဖင့္ဖတ္ရန္ အမ်ိဳးသားပညာေရးဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ [Read More]

Women activists facing harassment by proponents of Dawei Special Economic Zone

Women activists facing harassment by proponents of Dawei Special Economic Zone

Press release by the Tavoyan Women’s Union February 25, 2015 English | Burmese The Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU) is gravely concerned at increasing harassment and intimidation of women who have been raising concerns about the impacts of the Dawei Special Economic Zone [Read More]

Press Release on The Eighth Congress of Women’s League of Burma

Press Release on The Eighth Congress  of Women’s League of Burma

Date: February 24, 2015 English | Burmese The  Women’s  League  of  Burma  successfully  held  its  Eighth  Congress  attended  by  delegates  from member organizations, Advisory Board members, members of the Secretariat and Coordinators of the programs [Read More]

ONGOING SEXUAL VIOLENCE HIGHLIGHTS URGENT NEED FOR BURMA ARMY TO STOP OFFENSIVES AND PULL BACK TROOPS FROM KACHIN AREAS

ONGOING SEXUAL VIOLENCE HIGHLIGHTS URGENT NEED FOR BURMA ARMY TO STOP OFFENSIVES AND PULL BACK TROOPS FROM KACHIN AREAS

(Chiang Mai, January 22, 2015) For full Press Release: English  |  Burmese The rape and murder of two female teachers in Northern Shan State early on January 20th is evidence of the Burma Army’s continued use of sexual violence against ethnic civilians. The Kachin [Read More]

Women say Dawei project destroying local economy and should be stopped

Women say Dawei project destroying local economy and should be stopped

Press release by Tavoyan Women’s Union Press release in English | Burmese Full report in English | Burmese A new report by the Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU) exposes how the Dawei Special Economic Zone Project is already undermining local agricultural and fishing [Read More]

‘If they had hope, they would speak’

‘If they had hope, they would speak’

The ongoing use of state sponsored sexual violence in Burma’s ethnic communities (Yangon, November 24, 2014) – Burma Army soldiers continue to engage in acts of sexual violence on a widespread scale, and women and human rights defenders in ethnic communities face [Read More]

Statement on consultation organized by border-based civil society organisations with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT)

Statement on consultation organized by border-based civil society organisations with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT)

November 24, 2014  English | Burmese On November 22-23, 2014, 42 representatives of 25 border-based civil society organisations (CSOs), working on education, health, media, migrant workers’ rights, refugees, the environment, women’s issues and human rights, held a [Read More]

Joint Statement of Karen Women’s Groups in support of the Reunification of the Kawthoolei Armed Forces (KAF)

Joint Statement of Karen Women’s Groups in support of the Reunification of the Kawthoolei Armed Forces (KAF)

 English October 19, 2014 The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) and Karen Women’s Union (KWU) welcome the announcement, on October 13th, 2014, of the Karen armed resistance groups coming together under the name of [Read More]

Burmese military strategies fueling Kachin drug crisis

Burmese military strategies fueling Kachin drug crisis

New report by Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Date: 8 October 2014 Report: SILENT OFFENSIVE Press Release PDF:  A new report exposes how anti-insurgency strategies of the Burma Army are fuelling the drug crisis in Kachin areas, particularly since the renewal of [Read More]

“Establishing the Sustainable Peace of the Union through Women’s Power”

“Establishing the Sustainable Peace of the Union through Women’s Power”

Statement from Women’s Forum for Peace   ျမန္မာဘာသာ | English September 21, 2014 Women Organizations Network (WON) and the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) held the second Women’s Forum for Peace in Rangoon on September 19th and 20th [Read More]

Same Impunity, Same Pattern: Report of Systematic Sexual Violence in Burma’s Ethnic Areas

Same Impunity, Same Pattern: Report of Systematic Sexual Violence in Burma’s Ethnic Areas

Immediate Release     English  |  Burmese   | Executive Summary JANUARY 14, 2014 For full Report >> Please Click here >> Burmese | English Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 [Read More]

Taang Women’s Organisation celebrate Stop VAW Day (courtesy of DVB)

This November 25th 2013 Taang Women’s Organisation held landmark celebrations to mark The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Lashio. This was the first time this event had been marked in Lashio and was attended by around 200 people. [Read More]

Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Karen Women’s Organization (KWO)  Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25th November 2013 Women’s Organization (KWO) Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women On this day, 25th November 2013, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, KWO is launching a 16-Day Campaign calling for [Read More]