Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening ceremony of the 21st Century Panglong Conference
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leading voice for peace and democracy, opened-up the 21st Century Panglong Conference today in capital city Naypyitaw, an event aimed at reaching comprehensive peace in the conflict-torn country. In her opening speech she called on the importance of unity and reconciliation for Myanmar’s future stating: “Only if we are all united, our country will be at peace. Only if our country is at peace, will we be able to stand on equal footing with other countries in our region and across the world.”
The Panglong Conference is attended by multiple stakeholders including women organizations. Gender Concerns International supports the participation of female leaders at this conference and their contribution to the proceedings and outcome of this 5 days long multi-stakeholders interaction.
Female leaders and local partners at the 21st Century Panglong Conference
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