Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman Free From Fear By: Katie J.
Promising from the Beginning <ul><li>Her Father, Aung San </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burmese independence leader </li></ul></ul...
Higher Education <ul><li>1960 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates from high school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1964  </li></ul><ul>...
Life Develops Further <ul><li>1966  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meets Michael Aris while at Oxford </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1969  ...
Starting a Family <ul><li>1973  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Move back to England for Birth of Alexander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Mounting Political Turmoil Back Home <ul><li>Resignation of long time military dictator </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Uprisings <...
Turning Point <ul><li>1988: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 1 st :  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mother’s Stroke </li></ul><...
Recognition <ul><li>October 12, 1990 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded the Rafto Human Rights Prize </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jul...
Formation of the NLD <ul><li>1988: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 24 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National League ...
A Rising Political Influence <ul><li>1989 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January – July: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continues c...
Appeals For Freedom <ul><li>Various groups begin taking action to free Suu Kyi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group of Nobel Peace ...
Current Status <ul><li>Past 4 years: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movements still restricted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NLD membe...
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Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman Free From Fear

  1. 1. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman Free From Fear By: Katie J.
  2. 2. Promising from the Beginning <ul><li>Her Father, Aung San </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burmese independence leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1947: Assassinated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Her Mother, Khin Kyi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burmese Ambassador to India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prominent political leader after Aung San’s death </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Higher Education <ul><li>1960 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates from high school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1964 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1965 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxford; earns B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Life Develops Further <ul><li>1966 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meets Michael Aris while at Oxford </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1969 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moves to New York for graduate study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1971 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joins U.N. as assistant secretary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1972 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marries Michael Aris and moves to Bhutan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heads Ministry of Foreign Affairs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Starting a Family <ul><li>1973 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Move back to England for Birth of Alexander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Aris teaches at Oxford </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1977 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Birth of second son, Kim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suu Kyi begins writing father’s biography </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1984 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begins Publishing Books </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Mounting Political Turmoil Back Home <ul><li>Resignation of long time military dictator </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Uprisings </li></ul><ul><li>Violent Military suppression kills thousands </li></ul><ul><li>Military establishes State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Turning Point <ul><li>1988: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 1 st : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mother’s Stroke </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 15 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First political action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 26 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First public speech </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September 18 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Military establishes stringent political control </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Recognition <ul><li>October 12, 1990 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded the Rafto Human Rights Prize </li></ul></ul><ul><li>July 10, 1991 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded Sakharov human rights prize by European Parliament </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 12, 1991 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Norwegian Nobel Committee announces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>December 10, 1991 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alexander and Kim accept prize in lieu of their Mother who remains in detention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1992 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announces intentions for $1.3 million prize money </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Formation of the NLD <ul><li>1988: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 24 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National League for Democracy (NLD) formed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suu Kyi general-secretary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy of non-violence and civil disobedience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October – December: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Defies political ban and embarks on speech-making tour throughout country </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December 27 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Khin Kyi’s death </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suu Kyi’s declaration </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. A Rising Political Influence <ul><li>1989 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January – July: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continues campaign despite harassment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February 17 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prohibited from running for election </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 20 th : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Placed under house arrest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1990 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 27: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NLD wins election with 82% of votes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results not recognized </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Appeals For Freedom <ul><li>Various groups begin taking action to free Suu Kyi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group of Nobel Peace Laureates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UN Commission for Human Rights in Geneva </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. congressmen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Times reporters </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Current Status <ul><li>Past 4 years: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movements still restricted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NLD members under attack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Denounced by government-controlled media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discourages tourists and investing in Burma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 27, 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Aris dies </li></ul></ul></ul>To this day, she fights for Democracy and human rights for the people of Burma .

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