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Recommendations from the Myanmar Women’s Forum

Recommendations from the Myanmar Women’s Forum

Recommendations from the Myanmar Women’s Forum September 20-22, 2013 Yangon The Forum was a real success; we saw many women from diverse backgrounds joining, learning from and contributing to the forum thus building solidarity across multi-ethnic groups. At the same time, [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]

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]

Despite Ceasefire, Sexual Violence Continues in Shan State: Women’s Group

Originally appeared in: The Irrawaddy By Samantha Michaels/ The Irrawaddy For decades, mothers and daughters in Burma’s border areas have lived on high alert. While ethnic rebels in their homelands fought bloody wars with government troops, women of all ages were [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]

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]

Kachin fighting hits IDP health

Originally appeared in: IRIN MYITKYINA, 15 November 2012 (IRIN) – Cold weather, medicine stock-outs and lack of health workers – especially those trained in mental health care – are worrying the few local NGOs working with the hardest-to-access communities [Read More]

WLB calls for nationwide women’s convention

Originally appeared in: Peace Women The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) told a Burmese government peacemaking delegation on Thursday in Bangkok that it wanted to hold a nationwide women’s convention to discuss peace and reforms and the role of women in development. WLB [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]

Women Should be Part of Peace Process: Group

Originally appeared in: The Irrawaddy By Nyein Nyein The Women’s League of Burma (WLB), a coalition of 13 women’s organizations representing Burma’s main ethnic groups, called on Wednesday for the inclusion of women in the country’s ongoing efforts to end decades of [Read More]

World Refugee Day (2012): Peace Signature Campaign

World Refugee Day (2012): Peace Signature Campaign

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 was launched on [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]

Women’s League of Burma says no to lifting sanctions

Originally appeared on Nobel Women’s Initiative website The European Union suspended its sanctions against Burma on Monday for a year, followed closely by Canada, in response to widely praised political reforms in the country.  The Women’s League of Burma is [Read More]

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Year: 2012 Languages: Burmese, English Watch now Burmese English A short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in Burma, in particular in the areas of renewed military offensives in Kachin, Karen and Shan State after so-called [Read More]

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