Sunday January 20th 2019

Political Empowerment

The need for political awareness is an ever-increasing issue. Therefore, the Political Empowerment Program has adapted quickly to generate the following women’s empowerment initiatives:

  • Political Forums
    The Political Forums are held on a monthly basis both inside Burma and on the Burma-border. These forums are chiefly organized and facilitated by our School graduates who then pass on knowledge to grass roots communities to mobilize them for democratic change.


  • Emerging Leaders Political Empowerment School
    Over the last three years, WLB has trained 40 women through our six-month long Emerging Leadership Political Empowerment School, which hasgiven women from WLB member organization the knowledge and skills to be powerful agents of social change  and leadership in Burma.After graduating from the school the women have developed a firm understanding of the interplay between gender and politics at the international, national, and grassroots level as it relates to Burma. Furthermore, these women have acquired the necessary training and skills to analyze current political situations in Burma using relevant theoretical frameworks. /<li>

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Women's League of Burma held their first press conference in Yangon in December 2012.

Myanmar women’s group calls for more female MPs

Posted on Dec 24th, 2012

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 reserved for women. “We will encourage greater female participation in…

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Current WLB Joint General Secretary I Saw San Nyreim Thu with two participants. All three are Rakahing Women's Union members

Girls say, We want to change things in Burma

Posted on Sep 7th, 2012

Emerging Leaders’ School 2012 opens Resplendent in their ethnic outfits, and chattering excitedly, the 16 girls from various ethnic nationalities across Burma looked like excited friends at a gathering. But the banner strung proudly across the neat temporary classroom declares they were at the opening ceremony of the Emerging Leaders’…

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WLB calls for nationwide women’s convention

Posted on Jul 1st, 2012

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 General-Secretary Tin Tin Nyo said a convention was needed to explore…

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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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Looking Through Gender Lenses

Looking Through Gender Lenses

Posted on Sep 1st, 2006

  English |Burmese   The paper emphasizes the necessity of positive measures in creating a constitution for Burma that protects women's rights and promotes women's equality in…

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Constituting Our Rights

Posted on Feb 16th, 2006

By: Women's League of Burma Publication date: February…

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