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Women From Burma Delegation Speaks In British Parliament

By Women's League of Burma  •  June 17, 2014

A delegation of women from Burma will speak at a meeting in the British Parliament today. They will be speaking about the ongoing use of rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army, as well as the situation in Kachin State highlighting the ongoing military offensive and humanitarian assistance for IDPs, Karen and Shan State, refugees return, the peace process and new laws restricting freedom of autonomy to choose the religion and women’s rights.

Women delegates from Burma include:
Tin Tin Nyo from Women’s League of Burma (WLB)/BWU
Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe – Karen Women’s Empowerment Group
Wahku Shee – WLB/KWO
Moon Nay Li – WLB/KWAT
May Sabe Phyu – Kachin Peace Network
Nang Hseng Moon – WLB/SWAN

This week the delegation are also meeting the British Foreign Office, Department for International Development (DFID), senior opposition MPs, Burma Campaign UK, and Amnesty International.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to raise awareness about the many problems which remain and need to be addressed,” said Tin Tin Nyo, General Secretary of the Women’s League of Burma. “We want to see the British government provide more support to community based organisations, and pressure the government of Burma to implement the Declaration on Combatting Sexual Violence in Conflict.”

In February 2014 Women’s League of Burma released a new report, ‘Same Impunity, Same Patterns’, documenting the ongoing use of rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army since elections were held in 2010. The report is available here: http://womenofburma.org/same-impunity-same-pattern-report-of-systematic-sexual-violence-in-burmas-ethnic-areas/

Media Contact:
Tin Tin Nyo: +44(0)7708600744
Wahku Shee: +44(0)7708639909

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