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Conference on "the Second International Assembly of the International League’s for the People Struggle (ILPS)" in Eindhoven, the Netherlands: Supported by Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) and Euro Burma Office (EBO)


  • Lobby Trip to Canada : Facilitated and supported by National Reconciliation Program (NRP), Euro-Burma Office (EBO) and Rights and Democracy (ICHRDD)
  • Conference on "Managing Economic Transitions: The Role of Global Institutions and Lessons for Burma/Myanmar" , organized by the Open Society Institute(OSI), Woodrow Wilson Internation Center for Scholars, Bank Information Center and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Washington DC, supported by OSI

UNESCAP High-Level intergovernmental Meeting to review regional implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at UN Building in Bangkok

Asia Pacific NGO Consultation on “Sexuality and Violence against Women: Access to Justice” organised in collaboration with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women in Jakarta, Indonesia

Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing Plus Ten in Salaya, Nakorn Pathom, Bangkok, Thailand


  • SWAN presented a paper at a workshop on "Policy Workshop on Regional Economic Cooperation and Human Rights in Asia ," organized by the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) and Rights & Democracy in Olongapo City, Manila, The Philippines,
  • SWAN spoke on State Violence by the Burmese Military Regime at Amnesty International Australia Conference: Stop Violence Against Women in Fremantle, WA, Australia

SWAN joined a WLB delegation to the Third Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York, raising issue of sexual violence in Burma and calling for increased pressure on the regime

SWAN represented WLB at the 60th Session of UNCHR, Geneva


  • Presentation at the Conference on Gender and Human Security on SWAN's achievement & challenges, supported by Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Attended Seminar on the International Criminal Court for Victims of Human Rights Violations in Asia, organized by FORUM-ASIA
  • Attended Third Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy (WMD), in Durban, South Africa. Organized by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Attended World Social Forum(WSF): Another World is Possible!, Mumbai, India:

  • Spoke at different Forums, including: Tourism & Burma; Governance & Global Security: How International Assistance has increased militarization in Burma
  • Activities with other activists from Burma
  • Burma Solidarity Tent
  • Press Conference at WSF
  • Press Conference at the Mumbai Press Club
  • Demonstrations in the WSF area