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Posts Tagged ‘CEDAW’ (23 found)

Kachin Women’s Peace Forum Urges an Immediate End to Myanmar Tatmadaw Offensives in Kachin Areas So That the Peace Process can Proceed

The Kachin Women’s Peace forum was held for two days, from September 28 to 29, 2016, in City Park Royal Restaurant, Myitkyina, Kachin State. The forum was attended by 104 women leaders, including representatives from IDP camps in areas of Kachin and northern Shan State where military offensives are currently taking place. Peace and women’s security issues were discussed […]

October 1, 2016  •  By Kachin Women's Peace Forum  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate death and alleged rape of Rohingya woman

The Myanmar authorities must ensure a prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigation into the death and alleged rape of a Rohingya woman […]

August 30, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar

2016_thematic_cover_0This report presents women’s testimonies in respect of various issues during the reporting period of January 2012 to March 2016. These issues include the dangers posed to women by the presence of armed actors in communities; the effects of land confiscation and development projects on women’s livelihoods; women’s access to healthcare and education; the continued occurrence of gender-based violence; and the harms caused by landmines; forced labour; arbitrary taxation and extortion […]

August 3, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar

Today, at Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon, Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) launched its thematic report entitled Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar which projects the voices of local women from southeast Myanmar and aims to present a comprehensive picture of their changing roles and experiences in this time of ceasefire and democratic change […]

August 3, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Government Under UN Scrutiny on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Minority-WomenThe Burma Government submitted its first periodic report under National League for Democracy (NLD) leadership to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on 6 July […]

July 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar CSO Shadow Report on Thematic Issues: Violence against Women

This CEDAW Shadow Report is written by CEDAW Action Myanmar (CAM). This working group is established in 2012 and consists of 15 local organizations. The report consists of perceptions of 309 (with 226 women and 83 men) respondents who participated in a survey; along with news from print and social media […]

July 6, 2016  •  By CEDAW Action Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Committee to Review Myanmar’s Record on Women’s Rights

GENEVA (30 June 2016) – Myanmar’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 7 July. Myanmar has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee on how it is implementing the Convention […]

June 30, 2016  •  By UN Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Marks International Women’s Day With Ceremonies in Cities

Women’s organizations in Myanmar celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday with festivities in the commercial capital Yangon and major towns in war-ravaged states, as the country’s most prominent female politician Aung San Suu Kyi and her party prepared to submit nominations for the nation’s top office […]

March 8, 2016  •  By RFA  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

On Union Day, Reappraisal of the Peace Process is Needed

[12 February, 2016] Today, on the 69th anniversary of the signing of the Panglong Agreement, it is time to review the failures of the recent peace process, urged Burma Partnership […]

February 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: There Can be No Democratic Elections Without Respect for Human Rights

(Yangon, 6 November 2015) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the first popular vote due to take place in two days’ time in Myanmar since its transition to a democratic system. “While recognising the importance of the general elections as a path to open democracy, FORUM-ASIA notes with concern the reluctance of the Government to address human rights concerns, including restrictions of political rights that could impact the credibility of the elections,” says Evelyn Balais-Serrano, the Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA […]

November 7, 2015  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤