Statement on the Current Situation in Myanmar
by Organizations/Networks Working for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
4 February 2021
As organizations/networks dedicated to promoting women’s rights and gender equality, we see that the current political situation, during the period that the whole country is facing the Covid-19 pandemic, is threatening the economic, physical and emotional security and stability of all people, including women and children, as well as critically undermining the ongoing process of peacebuilding, democratization and federalism in Myanmar.
In order to advance peace, equality and democracy, it is vital to respect the will and choice of the majority of people. We strongly believe that inclusive dialogue, rather than violence and pressure that are against democractic principles, is the most appropriate way to find solutions while limiting any detriment to the country.
Organizations/Networks Working for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (in alphabatical order)