Women’s Peace Network: Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

January 16, 2024

On February 1, 2021, the Burmese military toppled an elected government, sparking a people-led uprising for human rights and democracy across the country. Nearly three years since then, in an attempt to destroy the pro-democracy movement, the military is continuing to commit atrocities against civilians and civilian infrastructure. In this submission to the United Nations Special Procedures, Women’s Peace Network (WPN) analyzes the ways in which the Burmese military’s coup in 2021 has affected the country, especially its impact on women in particular. WPN provides recommendations to address the over three decades of crises that have engulfed the country and prevented its people from achieving lasting peace, genuine democracy, and justice for generations.

Read the full WPN submission here.