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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]

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]

Women’s League of Burma Media Release on Meeting with Political Party Leaders – Nov 22nd 2013

Women’s League of Burma Media Release on Meeting with Political Party Leaders – Nov 22nd 2013

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Ongoing Impunity – Atrocities Against Kachin People Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT)

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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]

TWU Press Release: First village ordered out for construction of Dawei Deep Sea Port

TWU Press Release: First village ordered out for construction of Dawei Deep Sea Port

Statement by: Tavoy Women’s Union Download Press Release PDF: Burmese or English A seaside fishing village of over 15 houses was ordered to move out last week to make way for the planned Dawei Deep Sea Port. Residents of Charkhin Beach village, which has been [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]

KWAT Press Release: World Must Act to End Burmese Military Aggression Against Kachin

KWAT Press Release: World Must Act to End Burmese Military Aggression Against Kachin

Statement by: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Download Press Release PDF: English                               English PDF World must act to end Burmese military aggression against Kachin February 28, 2012 A new report by the Kachin [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]