About Us


The Women’s Peace Network is composed of lawyers, community leaders, and peace activists from Myanmar and around the globe who share a common goal: peacefully promote and protect human rights.


Wai Wai Nu

Founder and Executive Director

After 7 years as a political prisoner in Burma, Wai Wai Nu emerged as a prominent voice fighting for equal rights and democracy. In 2013, she founded Women’s Peace Network. Since then, she has tirelessly fought against the political oppression, violence and genocide that’s plagued women, youth and marginalized communities, especially those from the Rakhine State. Her continued peace building efforts have earned her national and international recognition.


  • World Movement for Democracy (2018)

  • Recipient of Hillary Rodham Clinton Award presented by Georgetown University (2018

  • Democracy Courage Tributes (2015)

  • N-Peace Awards (2014)


  • Named as a Next Generation Leader, Time (2017)

  • Recognized as one of the “100 World Thinkers,” Foreign Policy (2015)

  • Included among “100 inspiring women,” Salt (2015)

  • Listed as one of the “100 Top Women,” BBC (2014)

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