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International advocacy

Besides working on women’s rights issues inside Burma, Wome’s League of Burma also works on the international level to raise awareness and push for changes.

 

WLB Joint General Secretary II (2010-2012) Wah Ku Shee (extreme right) attending a United Nations side event addressing the issue of sexual violence

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Joint Letter from Ethnic Nationalities Civil Society Organizations Regarding Foreign Military Engagement with the Burmese Military

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013

Over many years, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have shown concern for human rights violations committed by the Burmese military, against ethnic minorities and others. But the current approach to military-to-military relations proposed by the US, UK and Australia will not prove to be beneficial to our mutual goals in ending human…

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Women Should be Part of Peace Process: Group

Posted on Jun 20th, 2012

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 ethnic conflict. “Women’s participation at all levels of the…

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Defending Women, Defending Rights: The International Consultation on Women Human Rights Defenders

Posted on Nov 29th, 2005

Originally appeared in Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Forum News Volume 18 No. 3 (September-December 2005) By Lisa Pusey, APWLD Programme Officer Over 200 women’s rights and human rights activists from approximately 70 countries worldwide gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from November 29 to December 2, for a…

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19 Representatives Attended The 10th International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development

Posted on Oct 30th, 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. Activities : “ Using reports on VAW by the State produced by WLB member organizations,…

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International Advocacy

Posted on Oct 30th, 2005

At UN 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…

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61st Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

Posted on Apr 11th, 2005

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

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WLB at the Beijing Plus Ten / CSW – 49 (28 February – 11 March 2005)

Posted on Mar 12th, 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…

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“Where is Burma?”

Posted on Mar 8th, 2005

Burma briefing, “Where is Burma?” Sponsored by International Peace Bureau and Worldview International…

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“Violence against women in war: Justice, redress and empowerment of women”

Posted on Mar 7th, 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…

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WLB at the Beijing Plus Ten / Commission of Status of Women 49th Session (2005)

Posted on Feb 28th, 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 session. Most of them had joined a series of workshops and consultation…

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Sexuality and Violence against Women

Posted on Jul 25th, 2004

Asia-Pacific regional consultation with the UNSRVAW: 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…

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

Posted on Jun 30th, 2004

11 WLB representatives participated in the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing Plus Ten, held in Salaya, Nakornpathom,…

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

Posted on May 22nd, 2004

Statements made Presentations…

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Third Session of the United Nation Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Posted on May 10th, 2004

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 3rd Session 10‐ 21 May 2004 New York Statement in pdf Presentation in pdf Statement Agenda Item 4 (d): Human Rights 14 May 2004 NGO Statement – Submitted by Rights & Democracy (International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development)   Mr. Chairperson, Distinguished…

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Gender/Women’s Caucus (7 April 2004)

Posted on Apr 7th, 2004

In pdf Gender/Women's Caucus Organized by NGOCSW April 7, 2004 from 9 ‐ 10 am Presented by Naw Nyaw Nyaw Karen Women's Organization, Member organization of Women's League of Burma ( WLB) Burma, a country rich in natural resources, was once one of the most prosperous nations in Southeast Asia, and was known as the rice bowl of Asia. It…

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60th Session of UN Commission on Human Rights

Posted on Apr 6th, 2004

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 sexual violence against ethnic women in Burma…

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Road or roundabout: has the situation in Burma improved?

Posted on Apr 6th, 2004

In pdf Monday 5 April 2004 3‐5 pm (15:00 – 17:00) Room 24, Palais des Nations Human Rights Situation in Palaung Land   Presented by Ms. Lway Cherry Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO), Member organization of Women’s League of Burma (WLB)   Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and friends of…

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Displaced persons in South‐East Asia

Posted on Apr 6th, 2004

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 situation of Burmese refugees in Thailand. Then, I’m going…

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State Violence against Women: Burma 2002

Posted on Aug 30th, 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 WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF BURMA (WLB)   Burma is a…

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UNCHR oral statements 2002

Posted on Apr 4th, 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 Democratic Development. I would like to bring…

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WLB at World Conference Against Racism (2001)

Posted on Aug 26th, 2001

Date: 26 August - 7 September 2001 Six members 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. Full text of presentations made Presentation…

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