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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]

Forced to flee, women from Burma now pressured to return

Forced to flee, women from Burma now pressured to return

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Working outside Burma for positive changes inside is a fundamental and imperative aspect of effective documentation and campaigning. But now, many members of the exile community — including staff of Women’s League [Read More]

International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

 First use of airstrikes in twenty years brings fears of increased civilian fatalities and human rights abuses Chiang Mai, Thailand – The international community should act immediately to ensure that Thein Sein’s government stops military attacks and 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]

Palaung Women’s Organization: Women bear burden of displacement

Palaung Women’s Organization: Women bear burden of displacement

5 November 2012 Press release: Burmese (pdf) Report: English   Worsening conflict and abuses by Burmese government troops in northern Shan State have displaced several thousand Palaung villagers, mainly women and children, who are in critical need of humanitarian aid, [Read More]

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]

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]

61st Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

With the support of network partners, WLB has been able to attend the UNCHR and made oral statements at the plenary. Statements made [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]

Third Session of the United Nation Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (10-21 May 2004)

Statements made Presentations made [Read More]

Displaced persons in South‐East Asia

In pdf Organized by Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum Asia) April 5, 2004 from 1‐3 PM   My name is Nyaw Nyaw and I’m representing the Women’s League of Burma (WLB). This afternoon I’m going to talk about three things. First, an overview of the [Read More]

UNCHR oral statements 2004

In pdf   Agenda Item 12: Violence Against Women UN Commission on Human Rights 60th Session Geneva, 6 April 2004 NGO Statement Mr. Chairperson, I speak on behalf of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development. I would like to draw your attention to the on‐going [Read More]

State Violence against Women: Burma 2002

In pdf   REGIONAL CONSULTATION WITH THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN   SRI LANKA, 30‐31 AUGUST, 2002 ORGANISED BY ASIA PACIFIC FORUM ON WOMEN, LAW AND DEVELOPMENT, LAW & SOCIETY TRUST   State Violence against Women: Burma 2002 REPORTED BY [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]

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