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 opposing exploitation of and violence against women and children; to work together for peace and freedom, to empower women for a better life; to raising 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.