IWPG issues statement on Myanmar, calls for a “peaceful solution” to resolve crisis


IWPG Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon addressing the conference last week. Courtesy/File photo.

“We will join forces with women’s civil groups around the world for peace in Myanmar.”

Seoul, South Korea – 3, April 2021: On March 25th, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon) expressed concern over the violation of human rights and bloodshed of the people in Myanmar and declared, through a statement, that the Myanmar military and demonstrators should resolve this issue in a non-violent and peaceful way.

According to a statement, IWPG said, “The Myanmar military mobilized force to suppress the non-violent demonstrations of the citizens of Myanmar that began in February 2021. Even at this moment, the people of Myanmar are bleeding and dying. The lives of people should not be neglected for any reason, and violence that sacrifices human life for any cause is unacceptable.”

And also added, “We will be in solidarity with women’s civil groups around the world for peace in Myanmar. We will continue to urge the international community to peacefully resolve the bloodshed in Myanmar.”

The IWPG is asking for the international community and Myanmar to end the armed repression of the Myanmar military and respect the human rights and freedom of expression of its citizens, for Myanmar military and the protesters to participate in dialogues for a peaceful resolution, to urge the United Nations and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institute to actively respond,to urge for other women civil societies around the world to declare the statement for Myanmar, and to urge media in each country to actively cover.

IWPG is an NGO in special consultative status with UN ECOSOC and has its headquarters in South Korea. To develop peace activities with women around the world,’Handwritten Letters of Peace’ were sent to heads of state of 191 countries.

IWPG’s important statement on the bloody violence in Myanmar

The Myanmar military mobilized force to suppress the non-violent protests by the citizens of Myanmar that began in February 2021, and even at this moment, the people of Myanmar are bleeding and dying.

This was a big shock to the international community. IWPG and IWPG members from around the world are comforting the victims, worrying about this bloody violence.

The lives of the people should not be neglected for any reason, and violence that sacrifices human life for any cause is unacceptable.

With deep concerns on the violation of human rights and bloodshed of the people of Myanmar, we urge the Myanmar military and protesters to resolve the situation in a non-violent, rather than violent, and peaceful manner.

We, IWPG, will work with women’s civil society organizations around the world for peace in Myanmar, and will continue to urge the international community to ensure that Myanmar citizens have their basic right to life.

We hope that the current situation will be resolved as soon as possible through dialogue
and agreement based on mutual respect and understanding, and we will actively inform the situation in Myanmar to the public around the world.

Our Request

1 The Myanmar military should immediately stop repression by the use of armed forces, such as shooting towards the citizens, and respect the human rights and freedom of expression of Myanmar citizens.

2 Both sides of the Myanmar military and protesters should express their regrets to all people of the world for the current bloodshed and participate in a dialogue to seek a peaceful solution to the problem.

3 Considering the seriousness of the bloodshed in Myanmar, the United Nations and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institute should cooperate in establishing a peaceful resolution in Myanmar by proactive response.

4 Women’s civil society groups around the world should issue a statement for a peaceful solution in Myanmar and actively urge each country to report to the media.

Issued by:

Hyun Sook Yoon, Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group
All Members of the International Women’s Peace Group


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