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Posts Tagged ‘International Women’s Day’ (12 found)

Karen Women’s Organization International Women’s Day Pledge for Parity – A Call for Action

On this International Women’s Day 2016, KWO recognizes and pays tribute to all women around the world who dedicate their lives to fighting for women’s human rights, equality, justice and women’s participation in decision making at all levels […]

March 8, 2016  •  By Karen Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Marks International Women’s Day With Ceremonies in Cities

Women’s organizations in Myanmar celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday with festivities in the commercial capital Yangon and major towns in war-ravaged states, as the country’s most prominent female politician Aung San Suu Kyi and her party prepared to submit nominations for the nation’s top office […]

March 8, 2016  •  By RFA  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

110 High Profile Women Stand with the Women of Burma to End Rape and Sexual Violence

On International Women’s Day, 110 high profile women, including Dame Judi Dench, Annie Lennox, Jo Brand, Gillian Anderson, Imelda Staunton, Julie Walters and Zoë Wanamaker, are standing with the women of Burma to end rape and sexual violence […]

March 8, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women In Burma Need International Support

By Zoya Phan

An outside observer of Burmese politics might assume women in Burma have made progress towards equality in a way that hasn’t happened in many countries.

Aung San Suu Kyi, the general secretary of the National League for Democracy, for example, leads the democracy movement, and she’s one of the most admired politicians in the world […]

March 8, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Philippinas March in Solidarity with the Women of Burma

The women of Free Burma Coalition Philippines (FBC-Phils) held a rally to mark International Women’s Day, standing in unity with all the other women around the world in expressing their commitment to end injustice, impunity and all forms of violence against women.

FBC-Phils drew attention to the women of Burma who continue to suffer from all forms of abuses perpetrated by a brutal military government that is unelected and unwanted by their own people. The ruling military junta of Burma systematically uses rape as a weapon of war, victimizing women and children of different ethnicities all over the country […]

March 8, 2011  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to Burma: A Must!

s the first century ends and 2011 begins as the Global Centenary Year of International Women’s Day Celebration, we start to reflect again on what we have achieved, what our hits and misses were, and be guided by the lessons […]

March 8, 2011  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women’s Participation: The Pivot for a Peaceful Burma

The women of Burma face oppression on multiple levels. Under the military regime, women are barred from holding any positions of power. They must deal with the ongoing day-to-day realities of extreme poverty, as well as lack of healthcare and education. Their bodies have been used as battlegrounds throughout decades of conflict. Moreover, they must face societal gender stereotypes, according to which they are treated as subordinates and objects in their day-to-day life.

Despite palpable barriers, the women of Burma have worked tirelessly to take on essential roles in the fight for peace, stability and democracy in Burma. […]

March 8, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Women’s Day Marked Around the World

Today marks the International Day of Women. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma released a brief today on the situation of 177 female political prisoners in Burma’s prisons. In their press release, AAPP stated that these women are an important force within the pro-democracy movement and should be released immediately with all other political prisoners […]

March 8, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Taiwan’s 5×65 Campaign for Five Women Political Prisoners

On 7 March, the Taiwan Free Burma Network and Taiwan Amnesty International organized the “5×65 Campaign” in Taipei to commemorate International Women’s Day and to raise awareness about five women political prisoners from Burma who were sentenced to 65 years in prison. These five women are Nilar Thein, Thin Thin Aye (a.k.a. Mie Mie), Sandar Min, Mar Mar Oo, and Thet Thet Aung.

About 50 activists demonstrated in a crowded public area in Taipei. Passers-by stopped at the info booth to learn more about the five women political prisoners. Over 300 people signed postcards and a petition calling on Senior General Than Shwe to release these women. […]

March 8, 2010  •  By Taiwan Free Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on International Women’s Day

Every year on the 8th of March, women all over the world commemorate the International Women’s Day for the advancement of the lives of women and the elimination of all forms of discrimination and oppression. However, in Burma we are not allowed to observe this day.

As a signatory country of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women, the Burmese junta has an obligation to promote, protect and fulfill the rights of women. However, they are in fact committing all kinds of violence against women and crimes against humanity throughout , in particular in the war zones. […]

March 8, 2010  •  By Women’s League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤