In mild of latest political occasions in Myanmar, UN Women expresses sturdy concern over the usage of power by safety forces towards peaceable demonstrators together with girls and calls upon all stakeholders to take heed to the voices of Myanmar girls.
On 9 February 2021, there have been a number of stories from Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay and different cities in Myanmar of demonstrators having been injured by safety forces in reference to the peaceable disobedience motion sweeping throughout the nation. It was later confirmed that Ma Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing a 19-year previous girl, who was shot within the head by safety forces, was the primary reported sufferer of this violence. Medical doctors have confirmed since that the younger girl is presently in important situation and being saved on life assist. Ma Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing ought to have been celebrating her twentieth birthday right now. UN Women extends its deepest sympathy to her household and pals and calls upon the army and police to chorus from utilizing disproportionate power towards demonstrators.
Over the previous decade, the ladies and girls civil society organizations of Myanmar have performed an important position within the transition course of in direction of a affluent and democratic society and have been central in advocating for peace and inclusive governance. In the course of the previous yr, we have now additionally seen the ladies of Myanmar, in all sectors of society, rise to the event and stand agency on the frontlines of the nation’s efforts to stop and reply to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the disaster was disproportionally impacting them.
As we speak, UN Women stands in solidarity with the ladies and girls’s civil society organizations of Myanmar as they search to train their elementary proper to display peacefully and specific their hopes and wishes for the way forward for their nation.
We urge all stakeholders in Myanmar and overseas to take heed to the voices of the ladies of Myanmar. We echo the phrases of the United Nations Secretary-Normal reaffirming the unwavering assist of the United Nations to the folks of Myanmar of their pursuit of democracy, peace, human rights and the rule of legislation, and urging the army management to respect the need of the folks of Myanmar and cling to democratic norms, with any variations to be resolved by means of peaceable dialogue.