3 stories tagged ‘WLB’

Map of Rape Incidents by Burma Army Since 2010 (Source: WLB)

Burma Military’s Continued Use of Sexual Violence ‘Widespread’ Against Ethnic Women

November 25, 2014  • 

Burma’s armed forces are using systematic sexual violence on a “widespread scale,” a report by a women’s group advocating on ethnic women’s rights in Burma has found. The report, by the Women’s League of Burma, an umbrella organisations that represents 13 organisations, accused the Burmese military of using rape as a strategy of war. In... Read more ►

Charm Tong (Photo: Karen News)

“There can be no more silence on the continued aggression against ethnic people…”

August 17, 2014  • 

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Ms Charm Tong, a founder of the Shan Women’s Action Network, expressed grave concerns over ongoing Burma Army offensives in Shan State in areas of supposed ceasefire, and criticised the international community for not applying more pressure on the government to stop its offensives. “There are three t... Read more ►

Logo of WLB

Burma women’s group calls for peace

September 26, 2011  • 

The Women League of Burma has called for an end to the civil war and atrocities with other six points of recommendation to the Burma government in their statement released on 21st September to mark the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The WLB’s statement agrees and respects calls made by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in her open letter to Bur... Read more ►