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Women (156 found)

Walking Amongst Sharp Knives

A report that reveals previously unreported abuses taking place against ethnic Karen women in Burma.

The practice of the Burmese Army to execute village heads has led to traditional Karen culture being turned upside-down, with women now being appointed village chiefs as they are seen as less likely to be killed. […]

February 25, 2010  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Poster: Trafficking Awareness

A poster by the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand in Burmese and Kachin, to raise awareness about trafficking.

February 18, 2010  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Poster: Domestic Violence Awareness

A poster by the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand in Burmese and Kachin, to raise awareness about domestic violence.

February 18, 2010  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Video: Ending Impunity

A ten-minute video entitled “Ending Impunity” by the Women’s League of Burma that calls for UNSC action on the ongoing use of rape as a weapon of war and crimes against humanity in Burma. In the video, four women speak out about systematic human rights violations including rape by state armed forces and authorities.

June 19, 2009  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

In the Shadow of the Junta

A report compiled by the Women’s League of Burma and member organizations, focusing on the problems faced by women and girls in rural areas, including ethnic lands, as a result of armed conflict.

After signing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1997, Burma’s military regime submitted reports to the CEDAW Committee in 1997 and 2007. This Shadow Report seeks to address issues that were not adequately documented by the junta in those reports. […]

November 1, 2008  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Courage to Resist: Women Human Rights Defenders of Burma

A report that details how women activists have been hunted down, assaulted, tortured and framed with false charges, and their family members threatened and held hostage in the crackdown in Burma following the Saffron Revolution protests in 2007. […]

November 1, 2007  •  By Women’s League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤