Statement on Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
By Women’s League of Burma
November 25, 2015
By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, at the 83rd session of the 54th United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as “the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, 2015, Women’s League of Burma, looking forwards to establish the Democratic Federal Union and to have inclusive process to end the civil war, urges the government army of Burma to stop using the militarism and launching offensives to ethnic areas.
Statement by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT)
12 Oct 2015
As President Thein Sein takes the spotlight at the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement this week, KWAT urges that he be challenged for his failure to seek justice in the case of the rape-murder of the two Kachin teachers last January.
The facts of this heinous crime are well-known. The two volunteer teachers were found raped and murdered in Kawng Hka village, northern Shan State, early on January 20, with strong evidence pointing to Burma Army soldiers as the culprits. However, military officials have refused to cooperate with police investigators, and to this day no one has been charged.