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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]

An Open Letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

On 26th September 2012, twenty-three organisations representing the diaspora Kachin community worldwide, sent an open letter to you requesting that you engage more fully with the situation in the Kachin region, even requesting that you visit IDP areas. We outlined the [Read More]

International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

 First use of airstrikes in twenty years brings fears of increased civilian fatalities and human rights abuses Chiang Mai, Thailand – The international community should act immediately to ensure that Thein Sein’s government stops military attacks and human rights [Read More]

Myanmar women’s group calls for more female MPs

Myanmar women’s group calls for more female MPs

Originally appeared in: Myanmar Times By Ei Ei Toe Lwin Chaing Mai-based Women’s League of Burma has called for greater women’s participation in the peace process and politics. The group’s leaders said last week they want to see 30 percent of seats in parliament [Read More]

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]

Communities across Shan State vent frustration at ongoing abuses during peace process

Communities across Shan State vent frustration at ongoing abuses during peace process

Burmese | Shan | Thai Communities attending recent public meetings across Shan State vented frustration at ongoing abuses despite the fact that the new peace process has been underway for over a year. After co-hosting the “Trust Building for Peace Conference” in Rangoon [Read More]

အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ) ၏ ျပည္တြင္းခရီးစဥ္ ေလ႔လာေတြ႔ရွိခ်က္မ်ားအေပၚ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

Burmese နယ္စပ္ေဒသအေျခစိုက္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ)မွ (၆)ဦးပါ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔သည္ [Read More]

ASEAN for Women

ASEAN for Women

Produced by: Women’s League of Burma Production date: 2012   The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is 45 years old this year. What has it done to date? Has it accomplished what it had originally set out to do? Narrated in Burmese, the short documentary [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]

Nobel Laureates send open letter to President Obama, Thein Sein of Burma

Five women Nobel Peace Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative released an open letter today to President Barack Obama of the US and President U Thein Sein of Burma in advance of their meeting next week. The letter urges the leaders to make a firm commitment to ending [Read More]

Palaung Women’s Organization: Women bear burden of displacement

Palaung Women’s Organization: Women bear burden of displacement

5 November 2012 Press release: Burmese (pdf) Report: English   Worsening conflict and abuses by Burmese government troops in northern Shan State have displaced several thousand Palaung villagers, mainly women and children, who are in critical need of humanitarian aid, [Read More]

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]

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