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Posts Tagged ‘Women’s League of Burma’ (67 found)

“From Genuine Peace Negotiation, Toward Federal Union”

We, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on September 21st, send our wishes to the ethnic people of Burma to be healthy and happy […]

September 21, 2016  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  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 ➤

Ongoing Tatmadaw Offensives and Impunity for War Crimes Undermine New Panglong Peace Initiative

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is seriously concerned at the Tatmadaw’s recent new offensives and ongoing
impunity for war crimes, which are undermining the government’s new peace initiatives […]

June 16, 2016  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement: WLB urges new NLD-led government, and donors, to start afresh with the peace process

WLB urges new NLD-led government, and donors, to start afresh with the peace process The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is gravely concerned at the recent fighting in northern Shan State between the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), which has displaced over 5,000 civilians and is cleaving ethnic rifts among communities which have co-existed peacefully for generations […]

March 4, 2016  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Bows its Head in Shame on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

WH photoLast week, the Women’s League of Burma marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by calling upon the incoming National League for Democracy Government to take a serious stance on the protection of women from sexual violence. According to their statement, “Women and girls in the Union of Burma are facing with different kinds of violence daily. Especially in ethnic areas, continuous impunity remains for the military personal who continued to commit sexual violence against women and girls.”

The International Day, observed each year on 25 November, was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 to recognize the widespread physical and sexual violence against women around the world. Considering that globally, one out of three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, it is crucial for the international community to address this pandemic and the gender inequality that fuels it. In Burma, sexual violence is widespread and perpetrators – particularly those within the Burma Army – share complete impunity from prosecution […]

The International Day, observed each year on 25 November, was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 to recognize the widespread physical and sexual violence against women around the world. Considering that globally, one out of three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, it is crucial for the international community to address this pandemic and the gender inequality that fuels it. In Burma, sexual violence is widespread and perpetrators – particularly those within the Burma Army – share complete impunity from prosecution.

December 2, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KWO New Report: Salt In The Wound

All women and girls, no matter where they live, have the fundamental right to be free from violence. This Report examined the extent to which women and girls who live in KWOthe seven Karen-majority camps along the Thai-Burma border enjoy, and can exercise, this fundamental human right. Specifically, this study examined 289 cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) against women in Mae Ra Ma Luang, Mae La Oon, Mae La, Umpiem Mai, Noh Poe, Ban Don Yang and Htam Hin refugee camps from 2011 to 2013 to determine the factors contributing to official reporting of crimes as well as the justice system’s response to such crimes […]

November 25, 2015  •  By Karen Women Organisation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Salt in the Wound : Justice Outcomes and SGBV cases in the Karen refugee camps, 2011- 13

A new report, based on extensive research in 7 refugee camps on the Thai Burma border, shows that perpetrators of sexual and physical violence against women in the refugee camps are facing a situation of virtual impunity […]

November 25, 2015  •  By Karen Women Organisation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤

Statement on the Death of Rape Victim Htay Htay San

Htay Htay San, aged eight, youngest daughter of Aung Hla Sein and Khin Htwe Yee (deceased), was raped at her house in Danyawaddy (A) Quarter of Sittwe at around 10:30 pm on September 22, 2015, by Lance Corporal Nay Win Aung, from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 354 in Sittwe […]

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

Statement by the Women’s League of Burma A non-inclusive Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will not Bring Peace

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is gravely concerned that the government’s planned signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on October 15 with only eight armed groups will not lead to peace, but to an escalation of conflict […]

October 13, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤