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Posts Tagged ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (6 found)

Women’s League of Burma: Stop All Forms of Violence to End Violence Against Women

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, at the 83rdsession of the 54thUnited Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as “the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women […]”

November 25, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Cooperation Needed to End Violence Against Women of Burma

VAW Day Logo from COMTo mark 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 27 civil society organizations have come together to launch 16 days of action that will end on 10 December, International Human Rights Day. The campaign began with a public ceremony in Rangoon on 24 November that included games, music and other performances. Women’s groups called for cooperation from all people of Burma to help end all forms of violence against women by participating in a “white campaign”, wearing white shirts or accessories during the 16 days to raise awareness about the problem of violence against women.

In a Burmese-language statement, the Women’s League of Burma called for the people of Burma to work together to reduce the role of the military in the governance of the country and achieve sustainable peace. The statement outlined the many different forms of violence that women face on a daily basis: physical, mental, sexual, domestic and community violence, as well as violence carried out by the Burma Army, especially in ethnic nationality areas […]

November 25, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Message for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On this day, 25th November 2013, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, KWO is launching a 16-Day Campaign calling for the elimination of violence against women. The awareness raising campaign will take place in the 7 Karen refugee camps and 5 districts inside Karen State. Participants will gain knowledge on how to prevent and stop violence against women, compete in speeches and debates, and participate in community activities aimed at advocating for the protection of women […]

November 25, 2013  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Reform Process Must Include Ending Violence Against Women

VAW Day in RangoonYesterday, as on every 25 November, women and men around the world celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women takes many forms, physical, sexual, psychological and economic and occurs all around the world and in every culture. Burma is no exception to that rule.

Women in Burma, and in particular in ethnic nationality areas, are the victims of sexual violence, sexual exploitation, human trafficking and discrimination. In addition, in situations of armed conflict and extreme poverty, they are often amongst the most vulnerable population and they bear the burden of war and displacement.

Rape has been used as a weapon of war by the Burma Army in ethnic areas for decades. In Kachin State where fighting has been ongoing for more than one year, the Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand (KWAT) has documented that Burma Army troops have committed sexual violence against at least 61 women and children, about half of whom were killed […]

November 26, 2012  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤