Wednesday January 23rd 2019


The role of the WLB is to be a platform for women of Burma to push for political change in Burma and work for gender equality in society. WLB advocates on behalf of its member organisations representing women and their families in diverse situations, whether inside Burma, displaced to refugee camps or living as undocumented migrant workers in neighbouring countries.

WLB is uniquely positioned to advocate for women and change in Burma because it represents a nexus where grassroots, regional, and international processes meet and connections are made. Our advocacy work connects grassroots communities in and displaced from Burma to global processes and resources through the United Nations and regional forums – and vice versa. The advocacy strategies designed and implemented by the WLB therefore incorporate working at these multiple levels to simultaneously bring the messages of our member organisations to international attention while garnering education, experience, connective relationships and resources to bring back to their related communities.

WLB’s advocacy work is characterised by a dynamism and spatial complexity that crosses many borders and extends in many directions. Principally, however, WLB advocacy strategies are grounded in a belief in inclusive political processes and therefore broad-based social movements inside Burma with support at the international level.

Dimensions of WLB’s advocacy therefore include:

  • Lobbying at the international level
  • Gender education, training and empowerment amongst ourselves and within our communities displaced from Burma
  • Raising gender issues in programs inside Burma

To create understanding on the issue of gender equality within the Burmese democratic movement and society, WLB is working through community-based interventions and actions.

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Recommendations from the Myanmar Women’s Forum

Posted on Oct 15th, 2013

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Posted on Jun 20th, 2012

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WLB Peace Day 2010 postcard (English)

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Posted on Sep 21st, 2010

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International Day of Peace campaign leaflet

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Posted on Sep 21st, 2009

Language: Burmese (pdf) Read about the history of International Day of Peace, and our peace activities. Our press release on this…

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Testimony by woman who was gang-raped by Burmese army soldiers when she was pregnant

Ending Impunity

Posted on Jun 19th, 2009

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (2005)

Posted on Nov 25th, 2005

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Solidarity campaign on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 61st Birthday

Posted on Oct 30th, 2005

  Message to women of Burma for Solidarity Campaign on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 61st Birthday…

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Yellow Campaign for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

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Signature Campaign to Shame ASEAN for SPDC’s Participation

Posted on Aug 8th, 2004

/table> Signature Campaign to Shame ASEAN for SPDC’s Participation On 8 August 2004 , the Women's League of Burma (WLB) launched a signature campaign to urge the leaders of the EU and ASEAN to reevaluate “the constructive engagement” policy towards the SPDC, the military regime in Burma. To date, more than 42,000 people from…

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Signature Campaign for WCAR

Posted on Aug 16th, 2001

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WLB General Secretary, Tin Tin Nyo, speaking at Global Fund for Women’s 25th Anniversary

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