“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 to uphold women’s rights in conflict and their roles in peac
As well as preventing sexual violence, assisting survivors of sexual violence in conflict has been a big theme at the
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and gir
Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had litt
Participants at the Myanmar Women's Forum 2013 held from September 20 to 22 in Yangon.
The G8 Foreign Ministers noted that since President Thein Sein took office, Myanmar has made great steps towards demo
The rape and sexual harassment of three stateless Rohingya Muslim women caused last week's deadly brawl between Burme
Ma-Ubin residents said riot police incited the violence that led to rioting in the Irrawaddy Delta township on Tuesda
In the past five months nine civilians were killed and fourteen injured in Kachin State as a result of Burmese milita
At least 13 women, including teenagers, have been subjected to prolonged rape by Burmese security forces in a remote
Sixty-six Christian churches have been burnt down in Kachin state since the conflict erupted in June 2011, according
Last week, a young woman from the Karen ethnic minority in Burma reported being “beaten, drugged, and sexually
Myanmar and its army are continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, namely in ethnic areas with on
The Burmese army has been following a policy of systematically raping women and girls to subjugate the country's rebe
Within the 8-month long armed conflict against ethnic groups in Shan and Kachin States, Burma Army soldiers have rape
Today the U.S.
“I was terrified.
The hostilities between the Burmese military and ethnic Kachin get worse every day and the abuses are much worse than
“We fled our village to a hiding site before the fighting began.
Three Chinese women were gang-raped Friday by Burmese soldiers under Burma Army's Military Operation Command-3 (MOC-3
Human rights activists are reporting an increased incidence of rape against Kachin women in areas of recent military
Reports emerged last week from Kachin and Shan States that rape is still being used as a tactic by the Burmese army t
Despite the formation of a new civilian government after last year's elections, recent developments in Burma only ind
17th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Tens of thousands of stateless Muslim Rohingya women and girls who fled persecution in Myanmar for safety in Banglade
Something is seriously out of tune here.
The world must pay attention to the brave Burmese women whose struggle for human rights places their lives and health
When independent researchers fanned out across military-ruled Myanmar's mountainous Chin State to catalogue human-rig
The Karen are one of the largest ethnic groups in Burma, with a population estimated to be around 7 million.
Women and children suffered terribly during the 2010 general election given the gun battles in border areas, accordin
Last week's election victory by the junta-backed party in Burma is a setback for Charm Tong's work against military r
A female political prisoner in Kachin state's Putao prison was beaten up by prison guards when she tried to stop them
The Nobel Women's Initiative and the Women's League of Burma have launched the final report for the International Tri
This report documents the themes from the testimonies of the 12 Tribunal testifiers - on sexual violence against wome
“Seven Burmese military soldiers attacked me and three of my friends,” says Chang Chang, from the Norther
While Aung San Suu Kyi remains the most widely-known woman suppressed for her political views in Burma, the jails in
On February 24th, 2010, Mon nationals from various areas in Thailand and southern Burma celebrated the 6th anniversar
In military-ruled Burma's Karen state, tradition and a male-dominated social order have long guaranteed men the role
The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to.
The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus
When women are displaced due to conflict or human rights abuses, they adopt new strategies to provide for themselves
In a fraught coincidence, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be chairing a United Nations Security Council sess
A statement where WLB strongly condemns the SPDC for their violent attacks and unlawful arrests of protestors peacefu