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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

Download PDF: Burmese   [Read More]

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]

Uphold Women’s Rights at 57th Commission on the Status of Women

As the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women enters its second week, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict calls on member states to conclude negotiations with a strong statement that will prioritize action to end violence [Read More]

Forced to flee, women from Burma now pressured to return

Forced to flee, women from Burma now pressured to return

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Working outside Burma for positive changes inside is a fundamental and imperative aspect of effective documentation and campaigning. But now, many members of the exile community — including staff of Women’s League [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]

အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ) သတၱမအႀကိမ္ညီလာခံထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ) သတၱမအႀကိမ္ညီလာခံထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

Burmese PDF: WLB 7th Congress Statement, Feb. 2013 ရက္စဲြ။ ။၂၀၁၃ ေဖေဖာ္၀ါရီလ (၂၇)ရက္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ) သည္ [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]

Activist speaks about causes of Kachin conflict, prognosis for peace

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Interview by Garrett Kostin, The Best Friend Library – Chiang Mai   Seng Zin is a Kachin activist and community organizer living in Chiang Mai. She is originally from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, and [Read More]

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