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International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma

Event Date: 
March 2, 2010 - 09:00 - 18:00


The women of Burma suffer daily at the hands of the ruling military junta. Rape, sexual violence, forced labour and portering, torture, imprisonment and forced relocation are sadly common events that these brave women face. Despite the magnitude of this crisis, it has not yet prompted meaningful action on the part of national, regional or international community leaders.

On March 2nd the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma will put into words the crisis facing this country. For the first time ever, 12 courageous women from Burma will share their stories with the international community. The women’s testimonies will be heard by a high-level panel of ‘judges’, including Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams. In telling their stories the women represent thousands of other untold stories from across Burma -- stories of fear, anguish, resistance, escape, perseverance and hope for change.

Too little is truly understood about the situation inside Burma. With elections being held in May or October of this year, and the pending release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Tribunal will provide timely insight into what is really happening in the country. These women continue to fight for justice, democracy, and accountability within Burma—all while dealing with the realities of daily, gross violations of human rights. Their struggle reverberates with women activists globally who work tirelessly for gender equality, and those agents of change who continue to combat brutality and injustice every day.

Hosted in New York City by the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Women’s League of Burma, this people’s tribunal will raise international visibility of the situation of women in Burma. Importantly, it will also allow the world a glimpse of the strength of the women of Burma as builders of democracy. They are testifying in the hopes that their act will lead to real change.

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global youth book

Hopefully the winners will be interested in youth input....thanks, Gayle
Hello. I’m writing a book about global youth viewpoints and would be very appreciative of your help getting these questions to young people 19 and younger who would like to be part of my book. I have translations of the questions in various languages. Thanks, Gayle

Greetings from California. I'm writing a book that gives you and other young people around the world an opportunity to say what's on your mind. This is your chance to be heard. Many of you have wonderful suggestions for how to make our world a better to live in, so I'm asking people age 19 and under to respond to 10 questions. I’ll compare your answers by age, gender, and location.
See for the questions and photos of schools and students I’ve visited on three continents. Also see
(I’ve written other peer-based books for youth, including The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide and How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce: Kids’ Advice to Kids.) Please also forward to kids and their teachers so they can be part of the global youth book.
Thanks, Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

1. If you could ask a question of the wisest person in the world,
what would you ask her or him about life?
2. What bothers you in your daily life? What practice best helps you stay calm?
3. If there was one thing you could change about adults, what
would it be?
4. What would you like to change about yourself?
5. What do you like to do for fun?
6. When have you felt most loved by someone else?
7. Why do you think you’re here on earth; what’s your purpose?
8. On a scale of 1 to 100, how highly would you grade your
school? Why?
9. What work would you like to do when you're an adult?
10. If you were the leader of your country, what changes would you make?
11. Imagine you get to write on a T-shirt going on a trip around the world. What do you want your T-mail to say to people?

What questions are missing that you’d like to answer? Your email. . . . . . .
What first name would you like used in the book to quote you?
How old are you?
Girl or boy?
What city and country do you live in?
Gracias! Merci! Danke! Arrigato! Chi chi!

> > > > >Previous Books:
> > > > > Essential Energy Tools book and 3 videos.
> > > > > 21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces,
Schools and Governments. (Equality Press)
> > > > > How to Create Your Ideal Workplace (Equality Press)
> > > > > The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)
> > > > > 50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books)
> > > > > 50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press)
> > > > > ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality
> > > > > How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce (Equality Press)
> > > > > ed. Women's Culture (Scarecrow Press)
ÿ > > > > Ed. Women's Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press, 2005)

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