The Women’s League of Burma

2005 Women's Rights Prize

Laureate Profile

Founded in 1999, the Women’s League of Burma comprises 12 organizations committed to providing a united front in the effort to protect and empower women. It serves women in Burma as well as those who have fled to nearby countries. It seeks to empower women and work for their increased participation in all spheres of society in the democracy movement. The League also encourages an increase in the participation of women at decision-making levels in conflict resolution and peace processes.