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BURMA: VOICES OF WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE

 
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“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

‘…Khun Sa ordered that there should no longer be any women soldiers. We were told to marry, or go home or do whatever we wished. I was so angry, because I had joined the resistance to struggle for our people…’ – Nang Mo Ngern Hom.