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Govt troops still abuse villagers, says Shan NGO

Govt troops still abuse villagers, says Shan NGO

Originally appeared in:  Mizzima Burmese government troops are still committing a litany of human rights abuses in Shan State, according to Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN), a Thailand-based NGO which recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Burma. Speaking at [Read More]

Responding to Karen Women Participation as provided in UNSCR 1325

The first Karen Women Seminar was successfully held from 24th to 26th of November 2012. The meeting was attended by more than 40 Karen women who are working in a wide variety of fields including education, health, social work, emergency assistance, environment, human rights [Read More]

88 Generation Students Group and Women’s League of Burma: Conference for all ethnic nationalities in Burma should be held

88 Generation Students Group and Women’s League of Burma: Conference for all ethnic nationalities in Burma should be held

(visible; from left to right) WLB Joint General Secretary II Wah Ku Shee, ABSDF Chairperson Than Khe, 88 Generation Student Group’s Htun Myint Aung, Me Me Lwin, Mya Aye and Soe Htun Chiang Mai, Thailand – Renowned pro-democracy group 88 Generation Students’ Group, [Read More]

Girls say, We want to change things in Burma

Girls say, We want to change things in Burma

Emerging Leaders’ School 2012 opens Resplendent in their ethnic outfits, and chattering excitedly, the 16 girls from various ethnic nationalities across Burma looked like excited friends at a gathering. But the banner strung proudly across the neat temporary classroom [Read More]

WLB calls for nationwide women’s convention

Originally appeared in: Peace Women The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) told a Burmese government peacemaking delegation on Thursday in Bangkok that it wanted to hold a nationwide women’s convention to discuss peace and reforms and the role of women in development. WLB [Read More]

WLB Delegation meets Burma’s Peace Making Work Committee in Bangkok

WLB Delegation meets Burma’s Peace Making Work Committee in Bangkok

On 28 June 2012, Women’s League of Burma delegation met with Burma’s Peace Making Work Committee led by the railway minister Aung Min. WLB was represented by General Secretary Tin Tin Nyo, presidium board members Nga Ngai and Thin Thin Aung and advisory board member [Read More]

Peace Signature Campaign launch

Peace Signature Campaign launch

As part of the celebration of the World Refugee Day, Women’s League of Burma will organise a press conference concerning the Peace Signature Campaign, which will take place on Wednesday, 20th of June 2012. The Peace Signature Campaign started on 14 February 2012. [Read More]

Latest news

EVENING OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE KACHIN -PHOTO GALLERY On June 29, 2012 “Evening of Solidarity with the Kachin” took place in Chiang Mai. See photos WLB DELEGATION MEETS BURMA’S PEACE COMMITTEE LED BY MINISTER AUNG MIN On June 28, 2012 WLB delegation met [Read More]

To Get Genuine Peace in Burma, Let’s Oppose the 2010 Election!

Also in: Burmese (pdf) September 21, 2010 is International Day of Peace. In 2001, the nations of the world came together at the UN General Assembly and jointly agreed on Resolutions 55/282, marking September 21 as the International Day of Peace. Combined with the objective [Read More]

Peoples’ Tribunal on the Crimes against Women of Burma (Japan)

Date: 27 June 2010 (Sunday) Time: 1 pm to 5 pm. Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, Building No. (6), Shubuya 4‐4‐25, Tokyo, Japan (opposite of UN office)   In the reign of the Burmese military regime, the women of Burma have been suffering from various form of [Read More]

Defending Women, Defending Rights: The International Consultation on Women Human Rights Defenders

Originally appeared in Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Forum News Volume 18 No. 3 (September-December 2005) By Lisa Pusey, APWLD Programme Officer Over 200 women’s rights and human rights activists from approximately 70 countries worldwide [Read More]

19 Representatives Attended The 10th International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development

Nineteen representatives from 11 member organizations and one representative from network partner Women and Child Right Project (WCRP), Mon Human Rights Foundation attended the forum. The delegation was funded by AWID at a total amount 488,500 Baht. Activities : “ Using [Read More]

International Advocacy

International Advocacy

At UN WLB at the Beijing Plus Ten / CSW – 49 : 28 February – 11 March 2005 15 WLB representatives participated in the Beijing Plus Ten Conference/ the 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Ten representatives were from the B+ 10 [Read More]

Access to Justice: Holding the State Accountable for VAW by Non-State Actors

Asia-Pacific regional consultation with the UNSRVAW: Study workshop & Asia Pacific NGO Consultation on ‘Access to Justice: Holding the State Accountable for VAW by Non-State Actors’ with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (VAW), Dr Yakin [Read More]

WLB at the Beijing Plus Ten / CSW – 49

28 February – 11 March 2005 Self- organized workshops 2 March 2005 In collaboration with the Australian National Committee on Refugee Women (ANCORW), and the Centre for Refugee Research ( CRR) University of New South Wales, WLB organized a workshop “An End to [Read More]

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