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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]

KNWO Press Release: Karenni Women at the Border Hold First Convention Back Home

Download KNWO Press Release   June 16, 2013—Mae Hong Son, Thailand – Karenni National Women’s Organization (KNWO), the leading women’s organization along the border in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, announces the launch of its first Karenni All Women Convention, [Read More]

WLB Trip to Kayan State, Meeting with KyWO

WLB Trip to Kayan State, Meeting with KyWO

WLB representatives traveled to Kayan State in late April to discuss the current political situation with the Kayan Women’s Organization (KyWO). At the KyWO Congress, WLB assisted by facilitating the strategic planning and designing of programs, as well as helping with [Read More]

Karen women’s voices vital in peace talks

Originally appeared in: Karen News   The participation of women in future peace talks between the ethnic groups and the central government will be critical contribution to achieving lasting peace in Burma. Durable peace goes beyond the mere absence of conflict, and [Read More]

Swedish Burma Committee Report: Where are the Women?

Swedish Burma Committee Report: Where are the Women?

Download the newly-released report from the Swedish Burma Committee, created in colloboration with WLB and its member organizations.   Download PDF: http://bit.ly/13QN68b “If women are not involved in the ceasefire process, and I mean at every step, every level of [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]

Girls say, We want to change things in Burma

Girls say, We want to change things in Burma

Emerging Leaders’ School 2012 opens Resplendent in their ethnic outfits, and chattering excitedly, the 16 girls from various ethnic nationalities across Burma looked like excited friends at a gathering. But the banner strung proudly across the neat temporary classroom [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]

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]

Standing up as female comedians in Burma

Standing up as female comedians in Burma

Originally appeared in Shan Women’s Action Network Newsletter (March 2012) #12   Just before the 2010 elections, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) joined with comic artists “Thee Nyi Noung” to produce a highly successful comedy performance satirizing the [Read More]

White Ribbon Music Video – Let us Work Together to End Violence Against Women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNGKFyCVRIg [Read More]

CEDAW (2010)

CEDAW (2010)

Year: 2010 Language: Burmese Watch all three episodes here Part I Part II Part III [Read More]