jueves, 25 de febrero de 2010

Historic Event Spotlights Crimes in Burma

Dear Tso Pema Ling

Join us March 2nd from 9am-6pm in New York City for a historic tribunal on crimes against women in Burma or tune in live via webcast by clicking this link.

Women have been particularly impacted by the regime's crimes. They face sexual violence, forced labor, forced relocations and the loss of their family members to political violence. This, despite the fact that the Burma is a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations Against Women (CEDAW); legally obligating the military to respect women's rights.

The United Nations must wake-up and take action to end the crimes committed against women in Burma. That is why the Women's League of Burma and the Nobel Women's Initiative have teamed up for a tribunal that will make the voices of survivors loud and clear during the UN's Commission on the Status of Women.

Nobel Prize Laureates Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, and Adolfo Prez Esquivel will preside as judges to hear the testimonies of the survivors. More information below.

Hope you can join us,



The Tribunal is a women‐directed and women‐centered justice and advocacy initiative. Judges will hear testimony from several women of Burma who will share their personal stories of surviving human rights violations and crimes under military rule in Burma. Their voices, and the findings and recommendations of the judges, will be directed to the Burmese regime and the internal community. The Tribunal will provide a powerful spotlight on the oppression of women of Burma in order to support the development of a just and peaceful Burma.

Adjudicated by

Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize (2003), Iran

Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize (1997), USA

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize (1980), Argentina

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Dr. Heisoo Shin, Former Expert, UN CEDAW, Republic of Korea

March 2, 2010
9 am ‐ 6 pm
Proshansky Auditorium
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York City

To RSVP and for information:
+1 613 569 8400 ext. 116

Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar Center for Women's Global Leadership

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