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The third elections to be held under the 2008 military constitution took place in November 2020 and featured factors that conditioned and constrained the chances of women’s electoral success. After a decade of electoral democracy, youth and women were optimistic about potential electoral representation. Compared to previous elections, women from diverse backgrounds with different ethnicities,…
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Monthly Briefing on human rights violation including sexual violence in ethnic areas, challenges in IDPs camps and Refugee camps. 
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Introduction  The National League for Democracy (“NLD”) won a landslide victory in national elections held in November 2020, polling even better than in 2015, when its decisive victory ushered in a democratically-elected regime and paved the way for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to assume the mantle of government. Yet, during the NLD’s first term in power, ethnic women in Burma did not experience greater…
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In the month of International Day of Peace, under the yearly theme of “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world,” the people of Burma only experience violence and threats by ongoing conflicts and human rights violations of the junta. The deteriorating human rights situation and political instability has brought Burma/ Myanmar down from rank 126 to 131 in the Global Peace Index,…
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In  the seven months which have now passed since the junta’s attempted coup, the people of Burma/Myanmar have been forced to endure multiple grievances, all of which have taken a toll on the state’s economy and socio-political affairs. The whole country has been pushed back to living under constant threads and insecurity. The military has used all forms of violence including arrest, killing,…
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Six months have passed since the Burmese Army seized power in a coup. Since that dark day, the people of Burma/Myanmar have continued to suffer the consequences. In the months following Feb 1, it has become abundantly clear that the terrorist junta has neither the political will nor the ability to govern with compassion and humanity. Something must be done to reverse the devastation. But…
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Women remain at the forefront of the ongoing revolution in Burma/Myanmar where protests are continuing against the military council. But in the aftermath of the coup in February, the military has attempted to stifle the voices of pro-democracy activists where often women are on the frontlines. For decades, women have been proactively resisting patriarchal norms by challenging a system designed to…
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It has now been over 100 days since the Burmese Army unlawfully took control over the country in a coordinated coup d’etat. The actions of the security forces at the command of the so-called State Administrative Council (SAC), have forced civilians into oppressive rule through their morally corrupt policies. Violent policing and increased disappearances of those involved in anti-coup activities…
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Democratic norms, values and principles are not being protected, nor upheld in Burma/Myanmar. April was a devastating month; with mounting evidence of clear crimes against humanity including sexual and gender-based violence. Those who are speaking the truth are facing fierce condemnation and force by the regime. Regardless, the people of Burma/Myanmar have continued to stand firm with their…
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MESSAGE FROM WLB VIEW THE FULL REPORT Human rights, dignity and justice for all. Women organizations from different ethnic and political background founded the Women’s League of Burma based on these principles on the Thai-Burma border. For the past twenty years, WLB and her member organizations have been bringing the voice of women and all those who are discriminated, excluded, marginalized and…
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Briefing Paper on Impediments to Justice for Girl Children who have Experienced Sexual Violence  in Burma. This briefing paper is intended to shed the light on the some of the experiences of girls who have experienced sexual violence across Burma, particularly in non-conflict ethnic areas, as well as identify the challenges and barriers to formal justice they face when seeking legal redress for…
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Women survivors of violence face challenges in their attempts to obtain justice. This has been a key finding in the work of the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), as we work on cases of violence against women in Burma’s ethnic communities and engage in strengthening and empowering survivors of violence committed by state actors.