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Posts Tagged ‘Swedish Burma Committee’ (6 found)

Peace for Whom? Institutionalization of Gender Inequality in Burma’s Reforms

Women have long been excluded from decision-making in Burma. While violence and poor access to rights continue to restrict women’s ability to participate in public life, including the upcoming elections, current reforms open up key opportunities to address these issues […]

May 26, 2015  •  By Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU-Myanmar: Embrace Civil Society!

The developing EU-Myanmar partnership must reflect commitments to civil societysaid an alliance of human rights organizations ahead of the launch of the EU-Myanmar Joint Task Force. “We urge you to ensure substantive civil society participation in all areas of the task force,” the organizations wrote in a letter to EU High Representative Catherine Ashton […]

October 15, 2013  •  By Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Where Are the Women? Negotiations for Peace in Burma

Where are the Women CoverWomen in Burma are effectively excluded from participating in the negotiations for peace. Less than a handful of women have been part of the official talks held between the State and the armed groups, and none of the 12 preliminary ceasefire agreements reviewed for this report includes any references to gender or women. The expertise of local women’s groups in peacemaking and trust building efforts has gone unnoticed, and concerns raised by women are being sidelined. The interest by the dominant funders of the Burmese peace building initiatives, the international community, in advocating for the increased participation of women or for the mainstreaming of gender responsiveness has been, at best, inadequate. This is a worrisome development which requires action from both international and local actors as the continued exclusion of women risks undermining the legitimacy of the entire process […]

May 1, 2013  •  By Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma’s Ethnic Areas

With a population of over 50 million people, Burma is comprised of eight major ethnic nationalities: Burman, Shan, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Chin, Kachin and Arakan. Burma’s ethnic groups demand equality, autonomy […]

March 8, 2012  •  By Info Birmanie and Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report on the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Burma support groups Info Birmanie (France) and the Swedish Burma Committee (Sweden) release a report on the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma […]

March 8, 2012  •  By Info Birmanie and Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Activists Hold Seminar at Swedish Parliament on Burma’s Elections

On April 22, Debbie Stothard (Altsean Burma), Aung Moe Zaw (Democratic Party for a New Society) and Min Min (ex-political prisoner representing Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma) visited the Swedish parliament to give an update about the situation in Burma leading up to the junta’s elections later this year. At the seminar, the three panelists stressed the importance of Sweden and the EU not recognizing the electoral process or its outcome […]

April 30, 2010  •  By Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤