fifth installment in the “Burma- Women’s Voices”
series is both a clear call for freedom in Burma and a condemnation
of the activities of the brutal Burma military regime.
This book is a collection of writings
from diverse women activists from Burma, including refugees, exiles
and women inside Burma.
• “Pride of Flowers” – an eyewitness account
of the 30 May, 2003 Depayin Massacre.
• “Resisting Repatriation” – the story of
a Rohingya refugee woman’s determination to resist being forced
to repatriate from the refugee camps of Bangladesh to Burma.
• “Inside Insein”- Elected MP Daw San San shares
her experience of being a political prisoner inside Burma’s
most notorious prison.
• “My Destiny” and “Together With It”
– the stories of two women and the impact that being HIV positive
has had on their lives.
“I hope that these simple
stories from the heart will help increase understanding of our situation,
our ideas and our aspirations. All of us may come from different
ages, different ethnic nationalities, different religions and different
parts of Burma. We may have different ideas and opinions, but our
hearts are united in our hopes for freedom for ourselves and our
communities.” - Excerpt from Introduction by Nang Charm
Tong- well known Burma activist and Reebok Human Rights Award winner.