Leading Burma dissident to meet William Hague and address hearing
One of Burma’s most prominent
human rights activists will address a hearing on Burma in
Westminster, organised by the Conservative Party Human Rights
Commission on April 25, and will share a platform at an event with
Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague the same day.
Charm Tong, a 24 year-old Shan woman and author of a major report on
sexual violence committed by the Burma Army, called Licence to Rape,
has received numerous international awards, including the Reebok
Human Rights Award. She has been nominated one of TIME magazine’s
“Asian Heroes”, and won the Maire Claire Woman of the World Award in
In October last year, Charm Tong rose to prominence after she had a
50-minute meeting with President Bush in the White House to bring
the gross human rights violations in Burma to his attention.
Charm Tong will be in London to meet with senior politicians of all
The Conservative Party Human Rights Commission Hearing on Burma will
take place on April 25th, from 3-5pm in Portcullis House. Other
speakers include Guy Horton, author of Dying Alive: A Legal
Assessment of Human Rights Violations in Burma, and Nurul Islam,
President of the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation. Members of
the public are welcome to attend.