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

Open Letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Dear Madam Secretary,

Thank you for your ongoing support to the women of Burma and for women’s rights worldwide. We urge you on your upcoming trip to Burma to expressly demand an immediate end to the use of rape as a weapon of war against the ethnic women of Burma […]

November 25, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End Militarism to Eliminate Violence Against Women

On 17 December, 1999, the 83rd Session of the 54th United Nations General Assembly designated the 25th of November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by Resolution 54/134. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women […]

November 25, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

WLB launches a short film “Bringing Justice to Women” demanding the accountability of Burma’s military for war crimes and crimes against humanity

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is today launching a short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in Burma, in particular in the areas of renewed military offensives in Kachin, Karen and Shan State after so-called democratic elections […]

November 7, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

ျပည္တြင္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ တျပည္လံုးအတိုင္းအတာျဖင့္ အပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရး လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ တိုက္တြန္း

ျမန္မာအစိုးရတပ္ႏွင့္ ကခ်င္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ (KIA) တို႕ လက္တေလာအေျခအေနတြင္ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ား ျပင္းထန္စြာ ျဖစ္ေပၚေနျခင္းအေပၚ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ား အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအေနျဖင့္) အထူးစိုးရိမ္ ပူပန္မိသည္ […]

September 28, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the 4th Anniversary of the Saffron Revolution

“We Want Real Change in Burma, Not Public Relations Games”

On the 4th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, an alliance of Burma‐related organizations in Chiang Mai has organized this candlelight vigil and rally to call on the international community to maintain pressure on Burma’s regime until it carries out a genuine democratic transition by immediately and unconditionally releasing all political prisoners and ending impunity for human rights abusers […]

September 27, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the 66th Birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

June 19th, 2011, is the 66th birthday of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This is the first birthday she will celebrate free after spending fifteen of the last twenty years under house arrest. Since her release, she has enthusiastically continued her struggle with unwavering political conviction. Therefore, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) would like to express our great respect for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and honor her on this special occasion […]

June 19, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Woman and Children Injured by Mortar Shelling on Thai-Burma Border: WLB Urges the Thai Government to Ensure the Protection of Civilians Fleeing Conflict

A mother and two young boys seeking refuge in Thailand have been seriously injured by shrapnel from mortars that landed across the Thai-Burma border on Sunday 30 January. The three injured are refugees from Karen State, Burma; they had been hiding in the jungle in Thailand, near to the border, to avoid having to return to their villages inside the conflict zone […]

February 1, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Sixth Congress of the Women’s League of Burma

The Sixth Congress of the Women’s League of Burma was held in a liberated area near the Thai-Burma border from 24 – 26 January 2011. It was attended by fifty-nine representatives from member organizations including program coordinators, regional focal points and members of the Advisory Team.

The Congress reviewed the programs, amended the constitution, laid down future strategic work plans for two years’ term. The Congress also analyzed the current political situation […]

January 27, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Women’s League of Burma Welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release And Demands Ongoing Action to Ensure Freedom for All of Burma

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) warmly welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi back into active political and public life and we hope to soon celebrate the reinstatement of her inalienable rights, especially her freedom of movement. Though her release brings us joy and hope, we also clearly recognize that this alone does not fully ensure democratic progress for the country unless all political prisoners are released unconditionally […]

November 13, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤