Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Laureate and Courageous Leader of Burmese Democracy Movement, sent a video message to the Historical Beijing Conference in 1995. Today Ms. Suu Kyi remains under house arrest again for third time for her struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma. She has been under house arrest three times, for a total of over 9 years by the Burmese military regime since 1989.
Representatives of the Women’s League of Burma, the exiled umbrella women organization comprised of 12 member organizations based along Burma border regions of Thailand, India, China, and Bangladesh held a lunch briefing in New York sposored by Burma UN Service Office.
Exiled-Burmese women delegation gave briefing to fellow delegates on the current situation of women in Burma. On behalf of the delegation, NCGUB, Women's Affiars in-charge Khin Ohnmar says, they take this event as an opportunity to promote Burmese women's issues and draw interntaional attention. They also collect signatures from the other womem groups for petition to call on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's unconditional release.