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Statement on International Day of Peace 2012

Read the statement here (Burmese) [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Kachin Women’s Association (Thailand): Gang-rape in church highlights impunity for sexual violence in Kachin conflict

18 May 2012 The gang-rape and prolonged torture of a woman in a church near the Kachin-China border town of Pang Wa in early May show the ongoing impunity for sexual violence enjoyed by the Burma Army. On May 1, 2012, a patrol of Burmese troops from two battalions  (Light [Read More]

Women’s League of Burma calls for Greater women’s participation in peace process

Women’s League of Burma calls for  Greater women’s participation in peace process

May 15, 2012   The Women’s League of Burma welcomes the inclusion of two women parliamentarians in the newly formed union level Peace Committee. However, the WLB urges U Thein Sein’s government to consider a much greater increase in women’s [Read More]

Rakhaing Women’s Union: On U Thein Sein’s second speech concerning the return of exiles

14 May 2012 Burmese Rakhaing Women welcome U Thein Sein’s call for Burma’s exiles to return home but urges to remember that fighting is still continuing in Kachin State. RWU calls for ceasefire in the whole of Burma. At the same time, Rakhaing Women Union emphasizes [Read More]

Burma’s Civil Society Calls for Transparency and Inclusiveness in Drafting of the National Human Rights Commission Enabling Law

May 10, 2012 Fifty-four civil society and community-based organizations and networks from Burma released a statement today welcoming recent efforts to establish the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) through an act of Parliament. The groups called for the [Read More]

Lahu Women’s Organization: Lahu women demand end to destructive platinum mining in Burma’s Shan State.

8 May 2012 Lahu women’s group is calling for an immediate end to destructive platinum mining operations in Eastern Shan State. In a new report “Grab for White Gold: Impacts of platinum mining in Eastern Shan State,” Lahu Women’s Organization (LWO) describes how [Read More]

In recognition of Karen Women Organisation Day, KWO calls for more women in the peace process

5 th of April, 2012 KWO Day is the commemoration of our work and the work of all Karen women. Karen Women Organisation (KWO) has provided leadership and services to the Karen community, particularly women and children for decades. This year we welcome the recent progress [Read More]

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