Aung San Suu Kyi Quote

The adversities that we have had to face together have taught all of us involved in the struggle to build a truly democratic political system in Burma that there are no gender barriers that cannot be overcome. The relationship between men and women should, and can be, characterized not by patronizing behavior or exploitation, but by METTA (that is to say loving kindness), partnership and trust. We need mutual respect and understanding between men and women, instead of patriarchal domination and degradation, which are expressions of violence and engender counter-violence. We can learn from each other and help one another to moderate the "gender weaknesses" imposed upon us by traditional or biological factors.


Opening Keynote Address at NGO Forum on Women, Beijing China (1995)

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The adversities that we have had to face together have taught all of us involved in the struggle to build a truly democratic political system in...

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The adversities that we have had to face together have taught all of us involved in the struggle to build a truly democratic political system in...

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The adversities that we have had to face together have taught all of us involved in the struggle to build a truly democratic political system in...

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The adversities that we have had to face together have taught all of us involved in the struggle to build a truly democratic political system in...