With the leader of the opposition in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, reported to be suffering ill-health and facing trial for allegedly breaking the conditions of her house arrest, this event at the Casa Asia is most timely. It has a double purpose: firstly, to launch the book (in Castilian) Birmania, la voz de las mujeres, which aims to give a voice to women from the country and place the spotlight on the work they've done for peace in their nation. It includes interviews with and articles written by different Burmese women including Nobel prizewinner Suu Kyi herself but also from normal, unknown women who discuss their hopes and concerns. Secondly, there will be a discussion on the subject with speakers Silvia Escobar who works on a special mission for human rights and
Concha Pinós, the director of Birmania por la Paz.
Monday June 22nd, 2009
Casa Asia, Avda Diagonal 373
Free entry but places are limited