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“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]

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]

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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Joint Letter from Ethnic Nationalities Civil Society Organizations Regarding Foreign Military Engagement with the Burmese Military

Over many years, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have shown concern for human rights violations committed by the Burmese military, against ethnic minorities and others. But the current approach to military-to-military relations proposed by the US, UK and [Read More]

KWAT Oct 2013; Undermining the Peace Process

KWAT Oct 2013; Undermining the Peace Process

Ongoing Burmese Army atrocities in Kachin State are undermining the peace process Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:07 Full PDF Report Here   New documentation by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) exposes recent atrocities by Burmese government troops against [Read More]

Global Fund for Women honours WLB General Secretary Tin Tin Nyo

Global Fund for Women honours WLB General Secretary Tin Tin Nyo

  At the recent 25th GFW Gala in San Francisco, WLB and General Secretary Tin Tin Nyo were recognised for our ongoing work advocating for the rights of women and sustainable peace in Burma. General Secretary Tin Tin Nyo gave a rousing speech about her continuing [Read More]

WLB + WON Myanmar Women’s Forum Declaration

WLB + WON Myanmar Women’s Forum Declaration

      Please access the full Declaration here. The government is responsible for ensuring improvements to promote the lives of women in Myanmar (Burma) in accordance with international standards while Myanmar transitions to democracy. The first Myanmar Women’s [Read More]

Women of Burma – Release Women and Human Right’s Defenders

Women of Burma Call on Thein Sein to Release Women and Human Right’s Defenders Sending appeal for the release of Naw Ohn Hla and other women activists who are in detention signed by 470 women who attended the Myanmar Women’s Forum Full Letter here During the [Read More]

Time to End Sexual Violence in Burma

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Time to End Sexual Violence In Burma Posted on September 17, 2013 Photo: Reuters For too many people in Burma, the sound of gunfire and mortar bombs is a familiar one. For decades the Burmese army has relentlessly attacked civilians in Burma’s ethnic states. The United [Read More]

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]

PWO: Update of human right violations by the Burma Army during offensives in Palaung areas (March and April 2013)

PWO: Update of human right violations by the Burma Army during offensives in Palaung areas (March and April 2013)

Statement of PWO and TSYO on Current Palaung Situation: English | Burmese Analysis on Current situation at Palaung areas: English | Burmese   The Burmese government must immediately end human rights violations, including violence against women, in Palaung areas [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]

Kayan Women’s Organization: April 2013 Press Statement

Kayan Women’s Organization: April 2013 Press Statement

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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]

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