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Herstoric Women’s Forum Press Statement – WON + WLB @ Excel Treasure, Yangon.

Herstoric Women’s Forum Press Statement – WON + WLB @ Excel Treasure, Yangon.

Myanmar Women’s Forum Date – September 22, 2013 Yangon The first Myanmar Women’s Forum, jointly organized by the Women’s Organizations Network (WON) and the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), was successfully held in Excel Treasure Hotel, Bahan, Yangon from [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]

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]

Statement on 65th birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Languages: Burmese (pdf), English (pdf) Today, June 19th 2010, marks the 65th birthday of pro‐democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi while she does remain alone under house arrest. After the premeditated Depayin Massacred in May 2003, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was again [Read More]

WLB welcomes and urges support of the UNSR’s recommendations on Burma

Language: English (pdf) The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) welcomes the groundbreaking report and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Commission of UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Burma, Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana. This report marks the first [Read More]

Statement on International Women’s Day

Language: Burmese (pdf), English (pdf) Every year on the 8th of March, women all over the world commemorate the International Women’s Day for the advancement of the lives of women and the elimination of all forms of discrimination and oppression. However, in Burma we are [Read More]

Nobel Laureates to Host International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma

Language: English (pdf) On March 2, 2010, Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams will host the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma in New York City. This quasi-legal event will feature the compelling testimony—for the first time ever—of [Read More]

Burmese women in exile honoured with Madeleine K. Albright Award

Originally appeared on: Burma News International A US based organization promoting democracy gave the 4th annual Madeleine K. Albright Award to Burmese women for their efforts on promoting human rights and women’s participation in political movements in Burma… [Read More]

Acceptance speech for Madeleine K. Albright Award

Acceptance speech for Madeleine K. Albright Award

By: Thin Thin Aung, Women’s League of Burma Made at: 2008 NDI Democracy Luncheon, Washington, D.C. On behalf of the Women’s League of Burma, thank you. It is a great honor to receive the Madeleine K. Albright Grant from NDI. We see this award as international [Read More]

Courage to Resist

Courage to Resist

By: Women’s League of Burma Publication date: November 2007 A new report details how women activists have been hunted down, assaulted, tortured and framed with false charges, and their family members threatened and held hostage in the recent crackdown in Burma. [Read More]

WLB at the Beijing Plus Ten / CSW – 49 (28 February – 11 March 2005)

15 WLB representatives participated in the Beijing Plus Ten Conference/ the 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Ten representatives were from the B+ 10 Process & Beyond team, who attended the whole session. Most of them had joined a series [Read More]

WLB at the Beijing Plus Ten / Commission of Status of Women 49th Session (2005)

Date: 28 February – 11 March 2005 15 WLB representatives participated in the Beijing Plus Ten Conference/ the 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Ten representatives were from the B+ 10 Process & Beyond team, who attended the whole [Read More]

Other events

WLB representatives also spoke at the different workshops / panels organized by network partners.   Remedies for the Survivors-Victims of Violence Against Women under Armed Conflict Situations Organized by Asia – Japan Women’s resource Center (AJWRC)   [Read More]

UNCHR oral statements 2002

In pdf Agenda Item 12(a): Violence Against Women Oral Intervention by Rights and Democracy   58th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights Geneva, Switzerland April 2002   Chair, I am speaking on behalf of the International Center for Human Rights and [Read More]

WLB at World Conference Against Racism (2001)

Date: 26 August – 7 September 2001 Six members from WLB participated in the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), held in Durban, South Africa. At WCAR, WLB submitted a petition signed by 51,487 internally displaced persons, refugees and migrants living on the [Read More]

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