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Posts Tagged ‘Women’ (92 found)

JSMK Update: Treating More than One Problem

When Naw PSN (40 years old) arrived at JSMK she complained of fever, diarrhea, vomiting and weakness. A week before coming she miscarried her 4-month pregnancy and bled heavily. She looked tired and sick […]

September 26, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“A Gentleman’s Agreement”

Women make up just over half of the population in Burma, but have been noticeably absent from nearly four years of peace negotiations to end armed conflict in the country […]

August 25, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women’s Inclusion in Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Ceasefire agreements play a crucial role in ending armed conflict. They are often the primary tool to reduce or stop violence and create space for political negotiations. Due to their technical nature, ceasefire talks have been historically exclusive processes between governments and armed groups. While a growing body of research has addressed ceasefire design and implementation, there is still a dearth of knowledge about the inclusion of women in ceasefire negotiations […]

August 8, 2016  •  By Inclusive Security  •  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 ➤

Report Launch Introduction for KHRG Thematic report: “Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar”

KHRG has been preparing a new thematic report focusing on women’s issues entitled: Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar. We will be launching our report in Yangon in the first week of August 2016 [..]

July 20, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  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 ➤

Committing to Women’s Rights During Burma’s Peace Process

Last week in Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, the Ta-ang Women’s Organization had to cancel the launch of a report because the authorities deemed its subject matter too sensitive […]

July 6, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္။ ။ စီေဒါေကာ္မတီသုိ႕ ျမန္မာအမ်ိဳးသမီးအဖဲြ႔မ်ား ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္အစီရင္ခံစာမ်ားတင္သြင္း

၂၀၁၆ ဇူလိုင္လ ၄ ရက္ေန႕မွ ၂၂ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ဆြစ္ဇာလန္ႏိုင္ငံ၊ ဂ်ီနီဗာၿမိဳ႕တြင္ ျပဳလုပ္မည့္ (၆၄) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ စီေဒါ
အစည္းအေ၀းသို႔ ျမန္မာျပည္မွ အစိုးရမဟုတ္ေသာအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားျဖစ္သည့္ CEDAW Action Myanmar (CAM)၊ Women Organization Network (အမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖြဲ႔မ်ား ကြန္ယက္)၊ Gender Equality Network (က်ားမေရးရာ တန္းတူညီမွ်ေရးကြန္ယက္) ၊ Karen Human Rights Group (ကရင္လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖဲြ႔) ႏွင့္ Women’s League of Burma အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ) တို႔ တက္ေရာက္ၿပီး ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ အမ်ိဳးသမီးအခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနမ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အစီရင္ခံစာမ်ားကို တင္သြင္းၾကမည္ျဖစ္သည္ […]

June 29, 2016  •  By CEDAW Action Myanmar, Women Organization Network, Gender Equality Network, Karen Human Rights Group and Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Eliminating sexual violence in conflict areas

“Do you have an emergency basket at your door?”

This is a question that Ph.D. candidate Jenny Hedström soon learned to ask whenever she interviewed Kachin women about their support for and involvement with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) for her research on gender, peace and security issues in Burma […]

June 27, 2016  •  By LIBBY HOGAN  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤