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Posts Tagged ‘British Foreign Secretary William Hague’ (10 found)

One Month On From Signing Sexual Violence Declaration – No Action Taken

One month on from signing the Declaration Of Commitment To End Sexual Violence In Conflict, the government of Burma appear to have taken no steps at all to implement the declaration.

Burma Campaign UK published a new briefing paper today looking at the 12 commitments the government has made to end sexual violence, and the progress made so far on each of these. Each was rated zero progress […]

July 7, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women Delegates at Global Summit Use Social Media Campaign To Raise Awareness

Women delegates from Burma are attending the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict. The Summit is being held in London this week, hosted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie.

To coincide with the summit, the Women’s League of Burma has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of ongoing sexual violence by the Burmese Army […]

June 13, 2014  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women of Burma Attend Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict

A delegation of women from Burma have joined the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict. The Summit is being held in London this week, hosted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie.

The summit is part of a new initiative on preventing sexual violence being led by the British government. The summit has four main goals […]

June 12, 2014  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

1,000 Letters About Burma’s Political Prisoners Delivered To William Hague

Burma Campaign UK today delivered 1,000 letters calling on the Foreign Secretary William Hague to pressure the military-backed government in Burma to set up a permanent and independent review committee for political prisoners and secure their immediate unconditional release.

Although there have been releases of many high profile political prisoners, hundreds of activists are still being arrested under repressive laws. In Kachin State and in Rakhine state, hundreds more remain in jail or are awaiting trials […]

November 29, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sexual Violence in Burma ‘Deeply Troubling’ Says UK Foreign Secretary William Hague

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said in a letter to Burma Campaign UK that the British government; ‘continue to receive deeply troubling reports of the use of sexual violence in Burma’s conflict zones’.

The letter was in response to thousands of letters and campaign postcards calling for action to end rape and sexual violence in Burma, which were delivered to the Foreign Office on 12th September 2013 […]

October 29, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaign UK Welcomes Hague’s Pragmatic Message on Burma

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed British Foreign Secretary William Hague’s upbeat but pragmatic message on political progress in Burma during his visit to the country. It is the first visit to Burma by a British Foreign Secretary in 55 years […]

January 6, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Welcomes Foreign Secretary’s Call for Release of Political Prisoners While Recognising “Momentum for Change” in Burma

As the Foreign Secretary William Hague concludes his visit to Burma today, Christian Solidarity Worldwide welcomes his assessment that although there is “momentum for change” in Burma, that “much more is needed to be done” before EU sanctions are lifted […]

January 6, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hague Burma Visit – Prioritise Ending Burmese Army’s Use of Rape and Sexual Violence

Burma Campaign UK today called on Foreign Secretary William Hague to make ending the use of rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army a top priority when he visits Burma in January […]

December 13, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

5,000 Call On William Hague To Secure Burma Crimes Inquiry

Burma Campaign UK today delivered 5,300 postcards, letters and petition signatures to the British Foreign Office, calling on Foreign Secretary William Hague to secure a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

August 31, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Foreign Secretary: Dismissal of National League for Democracy appeal in Burma “deeply disappointing”

The Burmese Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, against its dissolution in May 2010 under draconian election laws. Reacting to the decision, the Foreign Secretary said: “This is deeply disappointing, if not unexpected, news. Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy […]

January 28, 2011  •  By UK Foreign Office Secretary William Hague  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤