“Burma: Voices of Women in the Struggle”
is a collection of writings from diverse women activists from Burma,
including refugees, exiles and women inside Burma.
The myriad voices of women from Burma:
‘Together, in full knowledge of both
our strengths and weaknesses, we can contribute towards the building
of a nation that is a safe and happy home for its people…’
– Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
‘…we may be asked which movement
is more important at present, democracy or women’s rights.
The answer for this question must be both…’ –
Nang Lao liang Won.
‘We could hear shelling, see aeroplanes,
jets, and hear the boom of explosions at Manerplaw and along the
Salween and Moei Rivers. Every time I heard shelling, my heart beat
quickly…’ – Naw Der Lweh Htoo.
‘I don’t want to hear anything
about war. I don’t want to hear children crying near the graveyards.
I want peace and no more war.’ – Maw Mie Mar