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International Women’s Day 2011

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Burmese Women’s Union new report “Forgotten Workforce” exposes hardship of Burmese migrant women in China’s border boom town

February 23, 2012 A new report by local researchers exposes how increasing numbers of Burmese women are toiling to support the booming economy of China’s border town of Ruili under exploitative conditions and no legal protection. Yunnan’s rapid growth has triggered a [Read More]

Women’s League of Burma urges all parties to work together towards genuine and long-lasting peace in Burma

14 February 2012 PDF:Burmese | English   Women’s League of Burma (WLB) calls for U Thein Sein Government to implement a nation-wide ceasefire, which was announced officially in August 2011, and urges all parties to work together towards genuine and long-lasting peace [Read More]

Statement of Karen Women Organization’ Second Central Standing Committee Meeting of the 5th Congress

30th of January, 2012 The Karen Women Organization held its second Central Standing Committee’s meeting after the 5th congress from 26th to 28th January, 2012. 40 Representatives of 7 districts of Karen state, refugee camps, and special guests participated at the [Read More]

Letter to US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton: Demand an End to Sexual Violence against Women

BURMA: Demand an End to Sexual Violence against Women November 25, 2011 The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Madam Secretary, Thank you for your ongoing support to the women of Burma [Read More]

Women’s League of Burma welcomes the meeting between two women world leaders: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Mrs. Hillary Clinton

1st December 2011 PDF: ျမန္မာဘာသာ | English Women’s League of Burma welcomes the face-to-face meeting between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, highly respected by the people of Burma and the international community alike, and US Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary [Read More]

Women’s League of Burma welcomes the meeting between two women world leaders: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Mrs. Hillary Clinton

1 December 2011 Women’s League of Burma welcomes the face-to-face meeting between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, highly respected by the people of Burma and the international community alike, and US Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton to be held on December 2 to discuss about [Read More]

Demanding the accountability of Burma’s military for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Demanding the accountability of Burma’s military for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Demanding the accountability of Burma’s military for war crimes and crimes against humanity Press Release November 7, 2011 The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is today launching a short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in [Read More]

End Militarism to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 25 November 2011 PDF: ျမန္မာဘာသာ | English On December 17, 1999, the 83rd Session of the 54th United Nations General Assembly designated the 25th of November as the [Read More]

Kachin women denouncing offensive by the Burmese Army and atrocities against Kachin people

Kachin women denouncing offensive by the Burmese Army and atrocities against Kachin people

We, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), strongly denounce the Burmese military’s offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and atrocities against civilians including rape, murder and abduction of young men. The Burmese military attack to a KIA [Read More]

Statement on the 66th Birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

June 19th, 2011, is the 66th birthday of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This is the first birthday she will celebrate free after spending fifteen of the last twenty years under house arrest. Since her release, she has enthusiastically continued her struggle [Read More]

Statement on 66th Birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

19 June 2011 June 19th, 2011, is the 66th birthday of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This is the first birthday she will celebrate free after spending fifteen of the last twenty years under house arrest. Since her release, she has enthusiastically continued [Read More]

WLB Statement on Kalay Declaration

Language: Burmese (pdf) [Read More]

To Get Genuine Peace in Burma, Let’s Oppose the 2010 Election!

Also in: Burmese (pdf) September 21, 2010 is International Day of Peace. In 2001, the nations of the world came together at the UN General Assembly and jointly agreed on Resolutions 55/282, marking September 21 as the International Day of Peace. Combined with the objective [Read More]

WLB Press Release on International Day of Peace

Language: Burmese (pdf) [Read More]

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