The Global Fund for Women joins hands with the international community in celebrating the release of pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. We hope this will be the first step in ensuring democratic processes in Burma. Her release comes six days after Burma's first elections in 20 years, widely condemned as a sham.
The Women's League of Burma, a grantee partner, shared a statement celebrating the release of Suu Kyi. The group also posted its critiques of the recent elections through video updates on their YouTube Channel.
To date, GFW has supported 14 women's groups in Bangladesh, India and Thailand, advocating for the rights of Burmese refugees including minorities, with over $450,000 in grants.