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

Systematic Sexual Violence in Burma’s Ethnic Areas: New Report

Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence-over 100 cases documented since 2010, including 47 gang rapes–perpetrated by the Burmese military in ethnic regions of Burma.

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB), consisting of thirteen women’s organizations representing different ethnic areas in Burma, released the report, “Same Impunity, Same Pattern: Sexual abuses by the Burma army will not stop until there is a genuine civilian government, “and is urging an immediate end to these atrocities […]

January 14, 2014  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Women’s League of Burma Condemns the Violent Handling and Arrest of Peaceful Women Activists in Monywa

The Women’s League of Burma strongly condemns the violent handling and arrest of Naw Ohn Hla and nine other women who were staging a peaceful protest against the Letpadaung copper mine in Monywa on August 13 […]

August 14, 2013  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Community Must Act to End Atrocities by Thein Sein’s Government

First use of airstrikes in twenty years brings fears of increased civilian fatalities and human rights abuses

The international community should act immediately to ensure that Thein Sein’s government stops military attacks and human rights abuses in Kachin State, the Women’s League of Burma said today. The international community should also provide humanitarian aid and impose an arms embargo on Thein Sein’s government […]

January 8, 2013  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Norwegian Ambassador Katja Nordgaard on Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI) Consultation

Dear Ambassador Nordgaard,

At the outset, we state that we welcome Norway’s MPSI. We view such initiative to have the potential of furthering peace processes, especially in the ethnic areas. As such, consider us as peace building actors and we are willing to provide our support where necessary.

However, we feel Norway is unable to demonstrate a good practice for MPSI consultations […]

August 30, 2012  •  By Karen Women Organization, Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Burma Partnership, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma and Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release on Peace Signature Campaign

A public peace process is needed in Burma to restore hope for IDPs, Refugees and every citizens in Burma…

Today, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) marks World Refugee Day; calling for public participation to ensure a genuine and sustainable peace process in Burma and to release the press statement on WLB organized Peace Signature Campaign that was launched on February 2012 […]

June 20, 2012  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ ျဖစ္ေပၚေနသည့္ အၾကမ္းဖက္သတ္ျဖတ္မႈမ်ား ရပ္တန္႔ရန္ႏွင့္ တရားဥပေဒအရ အျပည့္အ၀ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေပးရန္ တိုက္တြန္းေတာင္းဆိုျခင္း

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ေနရာတခ်ဳိ႕တြင္ လက္တေလာ ျဖစ္ပြားေနသည့္ အၾကမ္းဖက္ တိုက္ခိုက္မႈမ်ားေၾကာင့္ အခင္းျဖစ္ပြားရာေနရာရွိ အျပစ္မဲ့ျပည္သူမ်ားစြာမွာ ေၾကာက္ရြံ႕စိုးရိမ္ဖြယ္ရာ အသက္ေဘးအႏၱရာယ္ဆိုးမ်ားႏွင့္ ၾကံဳေတြ႕ေနၾကရသည္။ အၾကမ္းဖက္ တိုက္ခိုက္မႈမ်ားမွာ ယခုအခ်ိန္ထိ […]

June 18, 2012  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US Suspends Economic Sanctions Without Meeting Human Rights Benchmarks

The economic sanctions of the US on Burma were originally adopted because of the disregard for democratic principles and grave human right violations committed by the Burmese government. These violations continue but the pressure for the Burmese government to stop them is now removed […]

May 22, 2012  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women’s League of Burma Calls for Greater Women’s Participation in Peace Process

The Women’s League of Burma welcomes the inclusion of two women parliamentarians in the newly formed union level Peace Committee. However, the WLB urges U Thein Sein’s government to consider a much greater increase in women’s participation as a start towards […]

May 15, 2012  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women’s League of Burma Urges All Parties to Work Together Towards Genuine and Long-Lasting Peace in Burma

Women’s League of Burma (WLB) calls for U Thein Sein Government to implement a nation-wide ceasefire, which was announced officially in August 2011, and urges all parties to work together towards genuine and long-lasting peace in Burma […]

February 14, 2012  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤