90% of garment workers in Myanmar are women, the primary carers of children and others. Their unions are calling for fashion brands to act urgently and cease all production in Myanmar to weaken the military dictatorship and force it to step down. Over 170 organisations internationally have so far signed our statement in support of…

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Dear sisters and friends, Burma/Myanmar: Urgent Appeal for Donations We wrote to you at the end of last year asking for donations for the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) in Burma/Myanmar. We enclose below a report from KWO about their survival work, saving the lives of people fleeing bombing and repression. The population is as determined…

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We wrote to you at the end of last year asking for donations for the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) in Burma/Myanmar. We enclose below a report from KWO about their survival work, saving the lives of people fleeing bombing and repression. The population is as determined as ever to continue the resistance against the military takeover. The Global Women’s Strike has met KWO and we are confident that it is best placed to ensure that all aid reaches those who need it most. We have pledged to make a regular monthly donation so that KWO can better plan what help it provides. Any support you can give will help – both one-off donations and a monthly commitment if you are able.

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The unions’ message is clear: if international clothing manufacturers are serious about human rights and democracy, they must take their factories out now — or risk funding the the dictatorship, writes LAURA WATSON Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger sign of defiance during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, April 23 2021 ON THE first anniversary of…

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On eve of 1st anniversary of military coup in Myanmar, 150+ organisations launch intl statement supporting Myanmar unions call for brands to cease all production there to force the dictatorship to step down. www.myanmarmilitaryneverinfashion.org/ #myanmilitaryneverinfashion Join our webinar 31 January 2022 1-2pm GMT launching the statement. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_46iRbyU1TP-lzFlAQAJZtw

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On the eve of the 1st anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, we will launch an international statement in support of a call from All Burma Federation of Trade Unions (ABFTU) and the Federation of General Workers Myanmar (FGWM), issued on 3 September 2021, for international brands to cease all production in Myanmar. The…

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Dear sisters and friends, Burma/Myanmar: Urgent Appeal for Donations We wrote to you earlier this year to ask for your donations for the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) in Burma/Myanmar, where people are risking their lives every day to oppose a military coup. Since the coup in February 2021, the military has killed over 1000 people,…

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Dear sisters and friends, Burma/Myanmar: Urgent Appeal for Donations We are writing to ask you to support this appeal for money from the Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO) in Burma/Myanmar where people are risking their lives to oppose a military coup, which overthrew their democratically elected government.  The military has killed more than 850 people and…

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URGENT ACTION ALERT in support of the Global Movement for Myanmar Democracy Sign, write, circulate as widely as possible Since the seizure of the London Myanmar embassy by the military, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has followed up with no further action. This is of great concern because it gives the impression of…

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