Wednesday January 23rd 2019



International Advocacy


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 of workshops and consultation meetings since August 2003 so that they would be able to participate actively in the session. The team was accompanied and assisted by WLB volunteer Jennifer Quigley, a Master’s candidate at the School for International Training.

9 March 2005: WLB representative reads out the Asia-Pacific NGO Forum statement on behalf of the Asia Pacific Caucus at the Plenary.


Third Session of the United Nation Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues


WCAR: World Conference Against Racism: 26 Aug – 7 Sept 2001

6 women 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 Thai-Burma and Burma-Indian borders.

Oral Statement

Burma Panel- ‘Circles of Displacement: Reality for Women under Burma’s Military’
Ethno-politics and militarization in Burma
Refugee Women
Migrant Women

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


7 March 2005: “Violence against women in war: Justice, redress and empowerment of women” , sponsored by Korea Women’s Associations United , Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Centre for Women’s Global Leadership and Women & Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice

8 March 2005 : Burma briefing, “Where is Burma?” , sponsored by International Peace Bureau and Worldview International Foundation


Displaced persons in South-East Asia
Human Rights Situation in Palaung Land
Gender/women’s caucus: Shattering Silences

2002 Oral Statements

2001 Oral Statements

Women’s Forums

  • CSW
  • Beijing Plus Five, June 2000
  • CEDAW 22nd Session, January 2000


Regional and international forums

The Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing Plus Ten: 30 June – 3 July 2004

11 WLB representatives participated in the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing Plus Ten, held in Salaya, Nakornpathom, Thailand. More details

Defending Women, Defending Rights: The International Consultation on Women Human Rights Defenders in Colombo, Sri Lanka: 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2005

The 10th International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development (AWID 2005): in Bangkok, Thailand: 27 – 30 October 2005

Nineteen representatives from 11 member organizations and one representative from network partner Women and Child Right Project (WCRP), Mon Human Rights Foundation attended the forum. The delegation was funded by AWID at a total amount 488,500 Baht.
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Asia Pacific regional consultations with the UNSRVAW

Study workshop & Asia Pacific NGO Consultation on ‘Access to Justice: Holding the State Accountable for VAW by Non-State Actors’ with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (VAW), Dr Yakin Ertürk: Bangkok, Thailand: October 4 – 6, 2005

Study Workshop on ‘Sexuality and Violence against Women’ on 25-26 July, followed by a two-day Consultation on ‘Sexuality and Violence against Women: Access to Justice’ with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (UNSR-VAW) on 27-28 July.

State Violence against Women: Burma 2002Presentation at Regional Consultation with The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women in Sri Langka, 30-31 AUGUST, 2002