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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 ➤

Trafficking in Persons Report 2011

Burma is a source country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking in other countries. Burmese children are forced to labor as hawkers and beggars in Thailand. Many Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh, India, and South Korea are subjected to conditions of forced labor or sex trafficking in these countries […]

June 27, 2011  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Women Demand Immediate End to Burmese Regime’s Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Northern Burma Offensive

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) is demanding an immediate end to the Burmese military regime’s widespread use of sexual violence in their offensive against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Burma […]

June 21, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ (၆၆) ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ေမြးေန႕

ဇြန္လ ၁၉ ရက္ေန႕သည္ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ ေမြးေန႕ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ထိုေန႕ကိုပင္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသမီးမ်ားေန႕ဟု အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္က သတ္မွတ္ခဲ့သည္။ ဤသို႕ သတ္မွတ္ရျခင္းမွာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ […]

June 19, 2011  •  By NLD Central Women Working Committee  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stolen Lives: Human Trafficking from Palaung Areas of Burma to China

The Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO) has released a new report that explore and uncovers human trafficking in Ethnic Palaung areas.

PWO has documented 72 cases of actual or suspected trafficking involving 110 people, which took place along the China-Burma border, mostly during the past six years. The majority of those trafficked were young Palaung women from tea farming communities in Namkham, Namhsan and Mantong townships […]

June 14, 2011  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Putting Women Migrant Workers into ASEAN

Putting Women Migrant Workers into ASEAN: Are they not already in ASEAN working in the export industries? Are they not already supporting the middle and upper classes of ASEAN by providing cleaning and child care services? Are they not already working in significant numbers in agriculture, horticulture, entertainment, food processing, sales and a host of other important work? Indeed, the labour of women migrant workers is already in ASEAN, but the rights, the dignity, and the respect for women migrant workers is not yet there. However, with several important human rights processes evolving at this time, it is valuable for migrant women to be aware of the current instruments and mechanisms that protect their rights and understand how to engage in these international and regional processes […]

October 1, 2010  •  By MAP Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Trafficking in Persons Report 2010

The 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report marks the 10th anniversary of key milestones in the fight against modern slavery. It ranks countries according to minimum standards. Burma is ranked as one of 13 “Tier 3” countries that fail to meet these minimum standards in fighting the crime of human trafficking […]

June 14, 2010  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: The Current State of Women in Conflict Areas – A Shadow Report to the 22nd Session of CEDAW

CEDAW LogoThe report focuses on education, health, State-perpetrated violence against women, and poverty, particularly as these issues relate to women in Burma’s rural conflict areas.

Burma’s ruling military regime, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), in its various incarnations, has controlled the country since 1962. One of the SPDC’s chief preoccupations since it seized power has been to maintain “national unity and solidarity,” which it has attempted to accomplish through force […]

June 1, 2010  •  By Women’s Organizations of Burma Shadow Report Writing Committee (Karen Women Organization, Karenni Women’s Organization, Shan Women’s Action Network, Burmese Women’s Union and Tavoyan Women’s Union)  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report on the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma

This report documents the themes from the testimonies of the 12 Tribunal testifiers – on sexual violence against women, on civil and political violations, and on social, economic and cultural violations of human rights in Burma […]

May 14, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma, Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Women Political Prisoners

An 8-page briefer on women political prisoners in Burma, illustrating that women from all across the country and from various sectors of society are imprisoned for their political beliefs. According to Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma (AAPP) there are presently 177 women political prisoners across Burma. […]

March 8, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤