IWPG calls for peaceful resolution to Myanmar crisisHyun Sook Yoon, the Chair IWPG
Hyun Sook Yoon, the Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group, has expressed concern over the bloodshed and violation of human rights since the military seized power in Myanmar, and urged the Myanmar military to show restraint and engage with the protesters to resolve the current crisis in a peaceful way.
Speaking March 25, Sook Yoon observed that the Myanmar military had continued to use force against non-violent demonstrations by the citizens of Myanmar that began in February 2021.
“Even at this moment, the people of Myanmar are bleeding and dying. The lives of people should not be neglected for any reason, and violence that sacrifices human life for any cause is unacceptable,” she said on behalf of IWPG.
“We will be in solidarity with women’s civil groups around the world for peace in Myanmar. We will continue to urge the international community to peacefully resolve the bloodshed in Myanmar,” she added.
In a statement, IWPG is appealing to the international community to end the armed repression by the Myanmar military and ensure respect the human rights and freedom of expression of its citizens. The military should engage in dialogue with the protesters to chart a course for peaceful resolution. IWPG, an international women’s lobby for peace, also asked the United Nations, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutes and other women civil society organisations around the world to issue solidarity statements for Myanmar.