Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
SWAN’s mission is
“To work on gender equality and justice for women in the struggle for social and political change in Burma through community-based actions, research, and advocacy.”
SWAN is a network of Shan women active in Shan State and Thailand. It was founded on 28 March 1999. SWAN's objectives are to promote women’s rights and the rights of children; to oppose the exploitation of and violence against women and children; to work together for peace and freedom, to empower women for a better life; to raise awareness to preserve natural resources and the environment.
SWAN is a founding member of the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), an umbrella women’s organization comprising 13 women’s groups from Burma.