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The Burden of War: Women bear burden of displacement

The Burden of War: Women bear burden of displacement

By: Palaung Women’s Organization Publication date: 5 November 2012 Press Statement: Burmese English Worsening conflict and abuses by Burmese government troops in northern Shan State have displaced over 2,000 Palaung villagers from fifteen villages in three townships [Read More]

From Persecution to Deprivation: International donors neglect 60,000 displaced Kachin on China-Burma border

From Persecution to Deprivation: International donors neglect 60,000 displaced Kachin on China-Burma border

By: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Publication date: October 2012 English About 60,000 Kachin villagers fleeing Burma Army attacks and persecution, who are sheltering in Kachin-controlled territory along the China-Burma border, have received almost no [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]

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]

Ongoing Impunity: Continued Burma Army Atrocities Against the Kachin People

By: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Publication date: June 2012 English | Burmese This report provides an update of atrocities committed by the Burma Army against civilians since it broke its 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) one year ago. [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]

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]

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]

Forgotten Workforce: Experiences of women migrants from Burma in Ruili, China

By: Burmese Women’s Union Publication date: 23 February 2012 The report exposes hardship of women migrants from Burma in China. Increasing numbers of Burmese women are toiling to support the booming economy of China’s border town of Ruili under exploitative [Read More]

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]

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]

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