Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Women I Admire - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential"
Aung San Suu Kyi

There are many women I admire and Aung San Suu Kyi is one of them. She has become an international symbol of heroic and peaceful resistance in the face of oppression and I have followed her teachings, work and progress for many years now. Aung San Suu Kyi is a pro-democracy campaigner and leader of the opposition National League for Democracy party in Burma. She has spent more than 12 years in some form of detention under Burma's military regime and at 65 years of age she still represents their best and perhaps only hope that one day there will be an end to the country's military repression. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to bring democracy to Burma. There really is so much to love about Aung San Suu Kyi, a woman who has devoted her entire life to fighting for the democracy of others. I thought it was befitting to celebrate her here on my Blog as well. I only hope she is one day able to see her dreams for Burma and democracy world wide, come true.

Burma Campaign Website - www.burmacampaign.org.uk

1 comment:

  1. i, too, hope that she (like Burma) will be free one day.