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  • 1. The Lady Of Burma
    By:
    Illeana
    Pennetto
  • 2. Aung San SuuKyi
    • Aung San SuuKyi is Burma’s pro-democracy leader
    • 3. Fought against former socialist leader General Ne-Win
    • 4. She has spent more than 15 years in under full watch (detention), most of it under house arrest.
  • Early Life
    Born on June 19th, 1945
    Daughter of Aung San who died when she was 2 years old
    Educated in Burma, India, and the United Kingdom
    Went to oxford where she met her husband Michael Aris
  • 5. Political Causes
    In 1988, Aung San SuuKyi returned home to Burma
    Became part of the country’s nationwide democracy uprising
    The military responded to the uprising with mass killing of innocent people
    The “8888 Uprising”
  • 6. Political Effects
    The 8888 Uprising inspired Aung San SuuKyi
    Helped found the NLD, appointed Gen. Secretary
    In 1990, Burmese dictatorship was forced to hold a general election.
    ASSK was banned from personally standing in election.
    NLD won majority of seats in Parliament, but results were ignored.
  • 7. House Arrest
    Held under house arrest until July, 1995
    In 2000- put under house arrest again
    In 2002, she was released again with freedom to travel the country but detained after the Depayin Massacre
    No phone line, no mail, and no security.
  • 8. Economic Causes
    In 2011, Aung San SuuKyi addressed the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos
    She spoke on behalf of “55 million people of Burma who have largely been left behind.”
  • 9. Economic Effects
    Promoted national reconciliation
    Human development and economic growth
    More jobs for the unemployed
    Genuine democratization
  • 10. Social Causes
    Her commitment
    to democracy has
    caused her more
    than 15 years in
    detention and
    physical attacks on
    her and her
    supporters
  • 11. Social Effects
    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991
    Known as “The Lady” or “The Lady of Burma”
  • 12. Solution #1- She became a symbol of her nation in the fight for democracy
    Negative
    Positive
    She became a symbol of her people because you have to stand firm against the opposition
    Makes her own people be braver because it gives them a ray of hope that you don’t need to be fierce to be strong
    She had to stay detained and under house arrest for more than 15 years
    She dealt with physical attacks and innocent deaths of her supporters
  • 13. Solution #2- Grow Support for her Cause
    Negative
    The people who benefit from the socialist regime have a harder time supporting Aung San SuuKyi’s views
    Positive
    All that she fought for will finally make a difference
  • 14. Best Solution:
    I think the best solution is to think of “The Lady of Burma” as a symbol of the struggle of the Burmese people’s desire to be free. Anybody can look up to her for hope when they don’t believe they can stand up for what they believe in.
  • 15. How Can I Help?
    I can help by continuing to struggle for human rights
    I did this by joining the organization, Amnesty International, to help support the fight to end abuses of human rights.
  • 16. Current Status
    • In November 2010, Aung San SuuKyi was finally released from detainment and is currently free.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2005loNRYY