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Nobel Women’s Initiative condemns violent attack on Panzi Hospital’s Dr. Denis Muwkege

(Ottawa) – The Nobel Women’s Initiative is alarmed by a violent attack and assassination attempt on Doctor Denis Mukwege – renowned surgeon and director of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Panzi Hospital. According to a report from Physicians from Human [Read More]

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand: International donors spurn 60,000 displaced in Kachin control area on China border

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand: International donors spurn 60,000 displaced in Kachin control area on China border

2 October 2012 International donors have failed dismally to respond to humanitarian needs of about 60,000 Kachin villagers displaced along the China border since conflict broke out in northern Burma over a year ago, according to data compiled by the Kachin Women’s [Read More]

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand’s open Letter to Thein Sein: Demanding justice in the case of Kachin villager Sumlut Roi Ja

Burmese To: U Thein Sein President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw Ref: Demanding justice in the case of Kachin villager Sumlut Roi Ja We are writing to demand justice in the case of Kachin villager, Sumlut Roi Ja, aged 28, who has disappeared since [Read More]

Statement on International Day of Peace 2012

Read the statement here (Burmese) [Read More]

Mocking the Parliament 2

Mocking the Parliament 2

By: Women’s League of Burma Release date: 13 September 2012 Profit-raking oil and gas projects in areas suffering from power cuts, lack of information-sharing and consultation among Peace Making Work Committee members on the progress of peace negotiations, continued [Read More]

Karen Community Based Organizations Release Position Paper on Refugees’ Return

Karen Community Based Organizations Release Position Paper on Refugees’ Return

11 September 2012 Today a grouping of Karen Community Based Organizations (KCBOs) released their collective position in response to recent news about the repatriation of refugees. The position paper outlines the pre‐conditions and processes necessary for a successful and [Read More]

An Open Letter To Norwegian Ambassador Katja Nordgaard On Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI) Consultation

Dear Ambassador Nordgaard, At the outset, we state that we welcome Norway’s MPSI. We view such initiative to have the potential of furthering peace processes, especially in the ethnic areas. As such, consider us as peace building actors and we are willing to provide our [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]

Karen Women’s Organization: Even though I am a refugee, listen to my voice

2o June 2012 Karen | English (pdf) Karen Women Organization (KWO) welcomes another World Refugee Day. For this year the KWO theme is  “Even I Am  a Refugee, Listen to My Voice”.  This theme  was chosen by refugee women participants in a KWO training on [Read More]

Public peace process needed in Burma to restore hope for IDPs, refugees and for every citizen

Public peace process needed in Burma to restore hope for IDPs, refugees and for every citizen

20 June 2012 Burmese| English Today, Women’s League of Burma (WLB) marks World Refugee Day, calling for public participation to ensure a genuine and sustainable peace process in Burma and to release the press statement on WLB organized Peace Signature Campaign that [Read More]

Burmese Women’s Union: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Birthday’s Statement

19 June 2012 Burmese Women’s Union (BWU) honours all women that have sacrificed their lives working towards peace. BWU is very pleased that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was warmly welcomed in Europe and wishes her to enjoy her birthday celebrations with her family. Burmese [Read More]

WLB calls for the safety of innocent women and children in Rakhaing state

June 12, 2012 WLB calls for the safety of innocent women and children in Rakhaing state, regardless of their ethnic and religious background. Read the full statement in Burmese [Read More]

Kachin People Call for an End to the Humanitarian Crisis in Burma’s Kachin State

Kachin communities around the world, civil society and supporters are solemnly marking this one year of armed conflict with global actions calling for an immediate end to the humanitarian crisis. This press conference will look at the actions being held around the world and [Read More]

Ongoing Impunity: Continued Burma Army Atrocities Against the Kachin People

By: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Publication date: June 2012 English | Burmese This report provides an update of atrocities committed by the Burma Army against civilians since it broke its 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) one year ago. [Read More]

US suspends economic sanctions without meeting human rights benchmarks

22 May 2012 Economic sanctions of the US on Burma were originally adopted because of the disregard for democratic principles and grave human right violations committed by the Burmese government. These violations continue but the pressure for the Burmese government to stop [Read More]

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