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UN Security Council Asked to Ensure Women’s Participation in Burma Peace Process

30 April 2014

A Burmese activist has spoken at a side event of the UN Security Council in New York to call for greater participation of women in the peace process, a women’s group reported Tuesday. Naw K’nyaw Paw Nimrod, secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO), last week addressed officials including the UN special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict, raising concerns about ongoing rape against women by the Burmese military. “We call on the United Nations and donor states to ensure that we, women who bear the burden of war, are at the peace table,” she said, as reported by the KWO.