NO WOMEN, NO PEACE

This short documentary, showed for the first time at the 2008 NDI Democracy Luncheon, tells the story of the Women's League of Burma (WLB), a group that has struggled to work against the military junta which has controlled that country for years. The WLB is the 2008 winner of NDI's annual Madeleine K. Albright Grant. 

 

NDI HONORS ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF BURMA; FOCUS ON STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN BURMA

 

The Womens League is an umbrella organization of 12 womens groups from different Burmese ethnic backgrounds. Established in 1999, the league works for womens empowerment and increased participation by women from all spheres of Burmese society in the countrys democracy movement and the peace and national reconciliation process. A documentary, No Women, No Peace, which premiered at the luncheon, profiled the League and the     determined efforts of its founding members.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) honored two champions of democracy  Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Womens League of Burma  at an awards luncheon Dec. 15 hosted by NDI Chairman Madeleine K. Albright. Archbishop Tutu received the 18th W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award. The 4th annual Madeleine K. Albright grant went to the Womens League of Burma.

 

For more information about NDIs Democracy Luncheon please visit www.ndi.org

Text extracted from NDI website.   

Documentary film, 12' | 2008

 

A film by Jeanne Hallacy and Craig Knowles

Director of Photography Marc Martinez Sarrado

Produced by Asia Works Television Ltd. for NDI