*Where are the women in Myanmar’s peace process?

December 30, 2015  •  Author: By Thin Lei Win/ Myanmar Now

Of three new union level committees set up after the ceasefire agreement was signed, only three out of 96 members are women. None are from the government. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their contin... Read more ►

International Women’s Day – Karen Demand Equality, An End to Gender-Based Violence And An End to Violence Against Student Protesters

March 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Karen women commemorated International Women’s Day by paying tribute to the many women who fought for justice and equality. Naw Marry Htay, chairperson of Karen Women Organization Dooplaya district spoke to Karen News about what the day meant to her. “On this special... Read more ►

End Military Impunity For Violence Against Women

November 26, 2014  •  Author: *Zoya Phan

This week, which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women of Burma reiterated their call for an international investigation to look into the continuing use of rape and sexual violence against women in Burma, and address the issue ... Read more ►

Burma’s Move on Marriage Restrictions Spark International Alarm of an Attack on Rights of Women and Minorities

June 6, 2014  •  Author:

Alarm is mounting over a suit of newly proposed laws regarding marriage and religion, proposed by a group allegedly connected to the extremist Buddhist nationalist ‘969’ movement, with international rights watchdogs and community groups alike warning that they discrimina... Read more ►

Women’s Group Expressed Concern On Draft Interfaith Marriage Law

May 11, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A wide and diverse range of women groups and civil society organisations have released the following statement on the government’s draft Interfaith Marriage Law. Karen News have taken the decision to run the full statement to generate debate and understanding in the co... Read more ►

KWO Marks 29th Years Of Standing Up For Women’s Rights

April 12, 2014  •  Author: Khar Hsu Nyar

The Karen Women Organization held ceremonies on April 5 marking its 29th anniversary in locations in Karen State and along the Thai Burma border. The KWO used its anniversary to draw attention to the status of women’s legal protection, the need to respect women and the nee... Read more ►

Karen Groups Urges Govt To Improve Women’s Rights in Burma

March 8, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Two leading Karen Women’s groups, the Karen Women’s Organisation and the Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) have urged Burma’s reformist government to improve women’s rights in the country as the world marks international women’s day, arguing that peace could... Read more ►

Women’s Group Condemns Burma Army Culture Of Sexual Violence

January 21, 2014  •  Author: Nan Htoo San

In an interview with Karen News, Nan Dah Eh Kler, Chairperson of the Karen Women Organization (KWO), argued that the Burma’s Government’s reform process was being undermined by a culture of impunity and sexual violence in the Burma Army. Referring to a report released by... Read more ►

Burma Army ‘Raped Over 100 Women’ Since 2010

January 15, 2014  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Nan Htoo San

More than 100 women and girls have been raped by Burma’s military since 2010, according to a report released by the Women’s League of Burma. The Thailand-based Women’s Leaugue of Burma (WLB) said in a report released today that 47 of the cases documented were ... Read more ►

Refugee Woman’s Suspicious Death Raises Many Questions…

September 29, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A woman from Mae La refugee camp on the Thai Burma border was found dead in suspicious circumstances in close proximity to the camp. Camp officials confirmed that a woman refugee was found dead in a nearby forest close to Zone-C, of the Mae La refugee camp in Tak Province. T... Read more ►

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