Aung San Suu Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi

* Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international symbol of peaceful resistance in the face of oppression. She attempted to bring democracy to military-ruled Myanmar (Burma). * She spoke out against the brutal rule of dictator U Ne Win and initiated a nonviolent movement toward achieving democracy and human rights. *Father was the founder of the modern Burmese army and mother was an ambassador of the country to India and Nepal.* Widowed and has two children. * Has a bachelor's degree from the University of Oxford.


Lasting Impact

She remains a living expression of her people’s determination to gain political and economic freedoms.

Aung San Suu Kyi



1989 - the government placed Suu Kyi under house arrest *1995 - released1991 - Nobel Prize for Peace1998 - founded a representative committee 2000 - placed unter house arrest *2010 - released2012 - became the leader of the opposition in parliament *Quote: “use your liberty to promote ours.”

* Founded the National League for Democracy (NLD) party on September 27, 1988.* She was awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1991 "for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights".* She was the honorary member of The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela. * She was Club of Madrid Honorary Member in 2008.* She has been an honorary board member of International IDEA and ARTICLE 19* Suu Kyi received Francois Zimeray, France's Ambassador for Human Rights in 2011.

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