Summary of News

1. Heads of State delivered speeches on the 16 days of activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls

The 16 days campaign for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which falls on November 25 every year, is being jointly celebrated by the Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Affairs, the Ministry of Human Rights, and the Ministry of Communications, Information and Technology of the National Unity Government.

On November 25, the 16 days campaign to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was launched, and the NUG government’s Acting President Duwa Lashi La, Union Prime Minister Mann Win Khing Than, CRPH Chairman U Aung Kyi Nyunt, and Union Minister of Women, Youths and Children Affairs gave opening speeches.

In his speech at the ceremony, Acting President Duwa Lashi La expressed his pleasure to work with responsible governments and activist groups around the world in this campaign to eliminate gender-based violence, and stated that today he represents women, children, and all the people of Myanmar who have suffered throughout history, and that the elimination of gender-based violence is an important issue for Myanmar and one that the government must take seriously. 

Then, in delivering opening speech, Mahn Winn Khaing Thann, the Union Prime Minister of the National Unity Government, said that when preventing violence, it is necessary to adopt methods based on women’s human rights, and when responding to violence, it is necessary for groups to be victim-centered and respect their rights, security, dignity, and principles such as non-discrimination and confidentiality, and hence, the National Unity Government established the Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Affairs to effectively protect the people during the revolutionary period.

Continuing, U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, delivered his opening remarks as follows:

I would like to say that the time has come to set an example for the civilized human community that we should not carry out any measures that may harm the dignity of women, physically or mentally. Women are the mothers of mankind. In other words, they are human beings full of great honor and dignity as the mothers of human culture and society. Rather than showing mercy and pity for not doing violence against women, we must take women seriously as great benefactors, and we must spread the message that violence against women is completely unacceptable.At the same time, we must also build mechanisms to protect against such oppression and violence. Unfortunately, 66 cases of violence, including rape, have been committed against more than 100 women in Myanmar since the military coup. They are also in danger of being killed. Looking back on this situation, there is evidence that a nun who was not even 14 years old at the time, as well as a nursing mother who had just given birth, were assaulted. This is heartbreaking. It is, in fact, a very rude and anti-civilization act. So, I sincerely hope that these 16 days of global educational campaigns will be able to protect the women who are our mothers for the foreseeable future.”

Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Union Minister of the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Affairs, also invited people to participate in the 16-day white ribbon campaign from November 25 to December 10.

The theme of the 16 days of White Ribbon Campaign from November 25 to December 10 is “UNiTE! Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls!”. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is being commemorated in collaboration with the relevant ministries of the National Unity Government,  and it is known that the activities will be broadcasted on the Facebook pages of the Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Affairs, and Public Voice Television Facebook page of the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government, and other media pages such as Mizzima, DVB, Khit Thit, The Voice of Spring, People’s Spring, D-Day Channel, Delta News Agency, and D-lann news.

2. The NUG Minister of Human Rights claims that women are increasingly subjected to violence since the terrorist military council’s coup

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, claimed that women are increasingly subjected to violence since the terrorist military council’s coup.

In his message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, the Union Minister for Human Rights stated the following:

“In Myanmar, activists and women have faced significant violence in the aftermath of the terrorist military council’s attempted coup.”

The terrorist military group arrested over 10,000 people and killed over 2,000 people, including children and women.

3. Hundreds of military junta forces are marching in Khin-U Township, and residents have been urgently warned to evacuate

In Khin-U Township, Sagaing Division, as hundreds of military junta troops are marching, the resistance forces have issued an emergency warning to civilians to evacuate.

During November, military council troops marched with excessive force in the vicinity of Khin-U Township.

“A military vehicle dropped off about 25 soldiers at the Lotus Circle in Ye-U Town at 5:30 a.m. on November 25, and they were heading to Yar Taw through Inn Taing Lay, Khin-U Township, east of the Mu River bridge. The troops camped in a farm in Ywar Thit Kone Village moved toward Thayetpinsu, and another group of troops camped at the bridge over Mutein Creek arrived at Myin Daung and began firing large and small weapons into the surrounding area,” local media reported.

Locals were trapped because more than 200 soldiers from Tharwuthti were active, according to local media.

4. The Katha Township people’s defence force (Katha PaKaHpa) attacked a military vessel bringing provisions from Katha Town with two mortars this morning

The Katha Township people’s defence force (Katha PaKaHpa) claimed that they had attacked a military vessel bringing provisions from Katha Town with two mortars this morning.

“On November 25, the Katha Township people’s defence force (Katha PaKaHpa) attacked a military vessel bringing provisions for the troops who had set fire to houses in Min Lal Village and left for Mingalar Thukha Village with two mortars (Mytel MM),” said Katha PaKaHpa.

It is reported that the mortar attack may have harmed members of the terrorist military junta.

The military junta is using the Irrawaddy River to reinforce and transport provisions.

5. The military council ordered the demolition of shops at the intersection of 56-Road, South Dagon Township, Yangon

The owners of the shops near the intersection of 56-Road in South Dagon Township, Yangon, reportedly received notice last week to demolish their shops, and those who haven’t been demolished yet risk being taken forcibly.

“The owners of shops near the intersection of 56-Road in South Dagon Township have been notified that their businesses must be demolished. Among them was my father’s shop. These shops were legally sold by the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association (MMCWA). When I went into the shop after running errands in the city before returning home, my younger sister at the shop told me that the shops might have to be demolished,” a shop owner’s family member said on the social media.

Under the pretext of security, the military is ordering the destruction of businesses along the major roads as well as the confiscation of land.

6. Myingyan Black Tiger (MBT) has successfully produced a 60-mm long-range weapon capable of firing up to 600 meters

On November 25, Myingyan Black Tiger (MBT) announced the production of weapon.

It states, “The Myingyan Black Tiger (MBT) has successfully produced a 60-mm long-range weapon capable of firing up to 600 meters. The produced long-range weapon will be used in camp capture missions and other resistance activities against the military dictatorship.”

Myingyan Black Tiger (MBT) is a resistance force fighting against the military dictatorship.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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