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Posts Tagged ‘Nobel Women’s Initiative’ (12 found)

Nobel Peace Laureates: A True Democratic Future in Burma Will Require Reconciliation

Burma has taken important steps in the past two years to move from decades of repression toward a democratic future. Many, though not all, political prisoners have been conditionally released. Our fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest, and the National League for Democracy now has seats in parliament after contesting last year’s by-elections. The government has also taken some positive steps toward economic reform […]

June 20, 2013  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Five Laureates Urge Secretary of State Clinton on Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Five Nobel Peace Prize Laureates – Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, and Wangari Maathai – have sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urging public and unequivocal support […]

September 7, 2011  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter: Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry in Burma

When the United Nations General Assembly meets in September 2011, we urge you to publically and unequivocally support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma. Further we ask that the US government works with all relevant governments to include language […]

September 6, 2011  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Suu Kyi Joins Nobel Laureates in Calling on Obama to Sign Landmine Treaty

Burma’s recently freed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today added her name to the list of Nobel Peace Laureates who have signed a letter to US President Obama, calling upon him to join the Mine Ban Treaty. Fifteen other Nobel Peace Laureates, including Jody Williams and Archbishop Tutu, have also signed the letter-which was sent to Obama on November 30 […]

December 3, 2010  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Upcoming Event – Burma and the Media: Amplifying Voices for Democracy

On September 16, the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Paley Center for Media will host “Burma and the Media: Amplifying Voices for Democracy” in New York City. This panel discussion—featuring Nobel Laureates, Burmese and international journalists and documentary filmmakers—will examine how global and social media are transforming Burma’s democracy movement […]

August 26, 2010  •  By Nobel Women’s Initiative  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Nobel Women’s Initiative Welcomes the U.S. Support of a Commission of Inquiry on Burma

The Nobel Women’s Initiative welcomes the United States’ support for an United Nations commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Burma. The U.S recently announced that it will join Britain, Australia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in actively supporting the inquiry, to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Burmese military regime.

August 16, 2010  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi

Today is the 65th birthday of our sister Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, democratically elected leader of Burma. Once again, she observes her birthday under house arrest, denied the company of friends or family […]

June 19, 2010  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  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 ➤

International Tribunal on Burma Calls for End to Impunity of Military Regime

Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams – along with human rights experts Dr. Heisoo Shin (Korea) and Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand) – today released the findings and recommendations developed during the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma held this week in New York City.  The quasi-legal event featured compelling testimony – […]

March 3, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma, Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Nobel Laureates to Host International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma

On March 2, 2010, Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams will host the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma in New York City. This quasi-legal event will feature the compelling testimony—for the first time ever—of 12 women from Burma who have suffered rape, torture and other crimes at the hands of […]

March 1, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma, Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤