1988- she returned to Burma to tend to her dying mother, and political chaos had erupted throughout the state
National League for Democracy (NLD) “ The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations. “-Aung San Suu Kyi
Founded by Aung San Suu Kyi to establish democracy and freedom in Burma
Won a free and fair election in 1990, but the result was never recognized
Corrupt, inefficient, and oppressive military rule
Military leaders and businesses exploit these natural resources
The military benefits from this exploitation, so they do little to help the problem of a massive gap between the rich and poor
Dangerous working conditions
social ★ Burma’s military regime is amongst the world’s largest human rights violators...★ The army targets ethnic minorities, including Muslims and Christians, as well as anyone that opposes them. These people are... Murdered Tortured Relocated Killed Raped Forced to Work Prosecuted
Social [Continued] The Burmese government spends less than 1% of their budget on public health funds. The U.S. spends approximately 16% in comparison. THE RESULT?
High infant mortality rate
Short life expectancy
Malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, and HIV/AIDS threaten the population
Resolution One: Allow Aung San Suu Kyi to Leave Burma When Aung San Suu Kyi is free for short periods of time, she does not leave the country for fear of not being let back in.
If permitted to leave, she could...
gain worldwide support
bring attention to her country
make progress in creating democracy in Burma
☆ Resolution Two: Increase United Nations Involvement Increase United Nations Involvement Countries around the globe are devoted to Aung San Suu Kyi’s protection... What about the rest of Burma’s people?