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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]

Time to End Sexual Violence in Burma

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Time to End Sexual Violence In Burma Posted on September 17, 2013 Photo: Reuters For too many people in Burma, the sound of gunfire and mortar bombs is a familiar one. For decades the Burmese army has relentlessly attacked civilians in Burma’s ethnic states. The United [Read More]

PWO: Update of human right violations by the Burma Army during offensives in Palaung areas (March and April 2013)

PWO: Update of human right violations by the Burma Army during offensives in Palaung areas (March and April 2013)

Statement of PWO and TSYO on Current Palaung Situation: English | Burmese Analysis on Current situation at Palaung areas: English | Burmese   The Burmese government must immediately end human rights violations, including violence against women, in Palaung areas [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]

Myanmar needs to admit rape of minority women

Originally appeared in: Bangkok Post   The Myanmar central government has consistently denied its soldiers have systematically used rape as a weapon of war against ethnic minorities. But according to numerous reports, despite recent political reforms, Myanmar’s [Read More]

Uphold Women’s Rights at 57th Commission on the Status of Women

As the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women enters its second week, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict calls on member states to conclude negotiations with a strong statement that will prioritize action to end violence [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]

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]

Burma: The Current State of Women in Conflict Areas – A Shadow Report to the 22nd Session of CEDAW

Burma: The Current State of Women in Conflict Areas –  A Shadow Report to the 22nd Session of CEDAW

By: Women’s Organizations of Burma Shadow Report Writing Committee (Karen Women Organization, Karenni Women’s Organization, Shan Women’s Action Network, Burmese Women’s Union, and Tavoyan Women’s Union) Publication date: June 2000 English The [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]

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